Tuesday, October 11, 2005

New Orleans Batton

Recent Footage from New Orleans shows members of the Police force both beating a resident and a TV news reporter:

A retired elementary teacher who was repeatedly punched in the head by police in an incident caught on videotape said Monday he was not drunk, put up no resistance and was baffled by what happened.

Robert Davis said he had returned to New Orleans to check on property his family owns in the storm-ravaged city, and was out looking to buy cigarettes when he was beaten and arrested Saturday night in the French Quarter.

Two city officers accused in the beating, and a third officer accused of grabbing and shoving an Associated Press Television News producer who helped document the confrontation, pleaded not guilty Monday to battery charges.

The APTN tape shows an officer hitting Davis at least four times in the head outside a bar. Davis twisted and flailed as he was dragged to the ground by several officers. Davis's lawyer said his client did not resist.

"I don't think that when a person is getting beat up there's a whole lot of thought. It's survival. You don't have a whole lot of time to think when you're being pummeled," Bruno said.

Davis was kneed and pushed to the sidewalk with blood streaming down his arm and into the gutter. The officers accused of striking Davis were identified as Schilling and Evangelist.

Mayor Ray Nagin said, "I don't know what the gentleman did, but whatever he did, he didn't deserve what I saw on tape."

During the arrest, another officer, identified as Smith, ordered APTN producer Rich Matthews and a cameraman to stop recording. When Matthews held up his credentials, the officer grabbed the producer, leaned him backward over a car, jabbed him in the stomach and unleashed a profanity-laced tirade.

WTF!! I have no idea where to start excpet that I am horribly shocked by the actions of the police. I'm not anti-authority, I am anti-abuse of power. This is another example of how we are not prepared for anything. The people in New Olreans are still in chaos and every single government involved still does not have a clue. We need to get one and fast.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Championship Series Predicitions

With the Defeat of the Yankees, I only had one wrong guess in the Divisonal Series. Here is how everything Lines up for the next stage w/ Predictions:

Houston Astros v. St. Louis Cardinals(home field)

Winner: St. Louis in 5

Los Angeles Angels of Annahim v. Chicago White Sox(home field)

Winner: White Sox in 6

Bandwagon Blogging

I hope everyone in Chicago is cheering for the Angels right now. Here you go Mr. Stevens: While the Cubs are my favorite team, I am cheering for the White Sox to win the World Series this year mostly because the other teams still remaining I hate. So everyone wear your black and root on those White Sox!! (This is a bandwagon Post, I am well aware of the situation, but Its either the Yankees, Cardinals or Angels. Might as well make dad happy)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

U of Chicago Law

The University of Chicago's Law school is blogging. I know what some are thinking, why would Petruck care about the law. Well, its actually one of my favorite things. I've always been facinated with the law and always wanted to be a lawyer. For me, the blog is an awsome read and if you enjoy law, I highly recomend it.

Gone for awhile

Sorry about my absense from the "sphere", last delt with alot of baseball and too much homework. I am actually doing my homework this year so maybe i can get a job or get into some grad school. But this week is homecoming week and I have very little homework, just some reading. Content will be all depending on my mood.

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