Tuesday, October 11, 2005
New Orleans Police beat up a elderly black elementary school teacher.
The man, a retired elementary school teacher, had returned to
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 on Monday to battery charges. full articles @ abc news
Davis said he had been walking in the French Quarter and approached a mounted police officer to ask about the curfew in the city when another officer interrupted.
"This other guy interfered and I said he shouldn't," Davis said. "I started to cross the street and — bam — I got it. ... All I know is this guy attacked me and said, `I will kick your ass,' and they proceeded to do it."Full article @ yahoo news
How many young white guys does it take to take down a 64 year old black elementary school teacher. Do all black men have super powers or are southern white cops just a bunch of pussys? It's seems beating the crap out of black people is fine, but these police REALLY crossed the line when they PUSHED A JOURNALIST! THE NERVE!!! If you think that is "over the top" then answer me this, who the hell would have reported for read about this story IF the cop had not push a journalist. He there had been no video tape and all we had was the word of one black man against 3 white copes this thing wouldn't even be going to court.
In this image taken from video, a police officer who identified himself as S.M. Smith, partially obscured by officer in foreground, pushes Associated Press Television News producer Rich Matthews against a car as he holds up his press credentials near Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Satuday night, Oct. 8, 2005. At least one police officer repeatedly punched a 64-year-old man accused of public intoxication, shortly before this incident where Smith assaulted Matthews as a cameraman taped the confrontations.