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PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
10-10-2005, 08:09 PM
Police Charged After Violent Arrest Taped


By MARY FOSTER
The Associated Press
Sunday, October 9, 2005; 11:30 PM



NEW ORLEANS -- Two New Orleans police officers repeatedly punched a 64-year-old man accused of public intoxication, and another city officer assaulted an Associated Press Television News producer as a cameraman taped the confrontations.

After being questioned, the three patrolmen were arrested late Sunday and charged with battery. They were released and ordered to appear in court at a later date, Capt. Marlon Defillo said. The officers also were suspended without pay, he added.

"We have great concern with what we saw this morning," Defillo said after he and about a dozen other high-ranking police department officials watched the APTN footage Sunday. "It's a troubling tape, no doubt about it. ... This department will take immediate action."
The assaults come as the department, long plagued by allegations of brutality and corruption, struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the resignation last month of Police Superintendent Eddie Compass.

The APTN tape shows an officer hitting the man at least four times in the head Saturday night as he stood outside a bar near Bourbon Street. The suspect, Robert Davis, appeared to resist, twisting and flailing as he was dragged to the ground by four officers. Another of the four officers then kneed Davis and punched him twice. Davis was face-down on the sidewalk with blood streaming down his arm and into the gutter.

Meanwhile, a fifth officer ordered APTN producer Rich Matthews and the cameraman to stop recording. When Matthews held up his credentials and explained he was working, the officer grabbed the producer, leaned him backward over a car, jabbed him in the stomach and unleashed a profanity-laced tirade.

"I've been here for six weeks trying to keep ... alive. ... Go home!" shouted the officer, who later identified himself as S.M. Smith.

Defillo identified the patrolmen as Stuart Smith, Lance Schilling and Robert Evangelist. Smith is an eight-year veteran of the department, and the other officers have each been on the force for three years, he said.

Police said Davis, 64, of New Orleans, was booked on public intoxication, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and public intimidation. He was treated at a hospital and released into police custody.

A mug shot of Davis, provided by a jailer, showed him with his right eye swollen shut, an apparent abrasion on the left side of his neck and a cut on his right temple.

"The incidents taped by our cameraman are extremely troubling," said Mike Silverman, AP's managing editor. "We are heartened that the police department is taking them seriously and promising a thorough investigation."

Davis, who is black, was subdued at the intersection of Conti and Bourbon streets. Three of the officers appeared to be white, and the other is light skinned. The officer who hit Matthews is white. Defillo said race was not an issue.

This is as bad as Rodney King, and peeps in this forum say racism don't exist anymore

num2son
10-10-2005, 08:11 PM
That was bad.

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
10-10-2005, 08:31 PM
^ It's fucked up 2.

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
10-10-2005, 08:35 PM
yeah i saw that video, made me want to kill someone, how the hell you gonna do that to a old man?

num2son
10-10-2005, 08:37 PM
I saw the video too, It took 4 guys I think to take down and old guy which was pretty strong.

One punk had a hold on the guys leg!!!!!!!!!

When will this change???

blackwisdom
10-10-2005, 10:15 PM
When will this change???It won't cease as long as Global White Supremacy is alive and well.

Here's a news clip of it.

http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=6b8e115c-2674-49c6-9cb8-f25d0e4f9932&f=copy

Take it easy
Peace

J-Cee
10-10-2005, 10:17 PM
yeh fukin dirty pigs,imagine how many incidents like this have happened....if you dont get it on video no ones gonna believe you,i have seen many incidents like this with my friends and other ppl but the cops never get done 4 it.

TeknicelStylez
10-10-2005, 10:32 PM
I'm telling you guys, this shit is all done to make black people hate white people, so that black people can start fighting with white people.

TeknicelStylez
10-10-2005, 10:34 PM
I smell another riot coming soon, which = martial law, which = checkmate Good Game.

blackwisdom
10-10-2005, 10:37 PM
yeh fukin dirty pigs,imagine how many incidents like this have happened....if you dont get it on video no ones gonna believe you,i have seen many incidents like this with my friends and other ppl but the cops never get done 4 it.I cop killed a teenager up the street from me when I lived in Marietta, GA. Noone did anything. A black boy was hung in a white man's yard when I was in GA. They tried to claim it suicide when all of the evidence pointed to murder. Nothing was done about it. The list goes on. But I have a small answer for it though. Teach the boys how to be men, and in my case; Strong Black Men with a strong conscious orientation on what this world is really about and how to deal with it.

Take it easy
Peace

born invincible
10-10-2005, 11:03 PM
It won't cease as long as Global White Supremacy is alive and well.

Here's a news clip of it.

http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=6b8e115c-2674-49c6-9cb8-f25d0e4f9932&f=copy

Take it easy
Peace

i wouldnt go that far... i mean ive seen black, white, brown whatever colors gettin the smack down in the same type of scenarios.... i mean the police are rugged and raw wit everyone....

bottom line... the shit is fucked up!!

picturebloodbaths
10-10-2005, 11:04 PM
anyone gotta link to the vid?

born invincible
10-10-2005, 11:07 PM
anyone gotta link to the vid?


http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/10/10/taped.beatings.ap/index.html

TeknicelStylez
10-10-2005, 11:36 PM
Yea one time this drunk mexican kicked my boys car. A cop just so happened to be walking past, man, he beat the shit out this mexican. We were just happy it wasn't us on the other end of the law, because I stay getting fucked with by cops. Cops almost shot me one time shit was mad crazy.

mn2683
10-11-2005, 12:24 AM
fuck that...im glad the cops got caught out. they deserve jail time and beatings for what they did

WARPATH
10-11-2005, 01:23 AM
last week at buger king in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

white kids put a pubic hair in my food and I was there with my little babies

racism is everywhere

I wish one of those white boys could go a day in my skin

I mean honestley who the fuck puts pubic hair in food? that's sick

those white kids are lucky I was tired

I was driving back from visiting my brother in chicago and had been driving all day

fuck you mother fuckers that say racism doesn't exist

kiss my ass

why would you want to hurt my babies honestly man

wasn't the wounded knee massacre enough for you?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b81/slippydapimp/91b61f48.jpg

tajeco
10-11-2005, 04:30 AM
I wouldn't call that a beating. He was sorta resisting arrest. He might not have done anything to get arrested, that's the problem, but it would be hard to be a cop, I couldn't do it.

On another note. I think people who try to out-run the cops in a car and put innocent people at risk, deserve to get beaten, no matter what race or age, I see nothing wrong with it.

KBOS
10-11-2005, 06:48 AM
I saw the video, that shit is just fucked up, serve and protect my ass

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
10-11-2005, 09:00 AM
I can't beleive people are justifing this

num2son
10-11-2005, 09:28 AM
I'm starting to believe is N.W.A's F!ck the police theme.

Plea not guilty to what!!!!!!!!!!!!

Queen Of Poetry
10-11-2005, 09:41 AM
It's just proof that being black in America is a "crime" within itself.......u know we have to fear being drunk in public )along with every other race in America).......we have to fear pulling out our wallets out b/c we might get shot 41 times.....we have to fear going to the police station and being beaten in the bathroom as Abner Louima was........

THE W
10-11-2005, 10:42 AM
what else is new

Prolifical ENG
10-11-2005, 11:24 AM
Yes, these articles are written everyday about black men and police beating them up.

Sadly, this article is just a small drop in the bucket.

I think the worst article I read was in my local newspaper a few weeks ago about a 22 year old black man that was in the bank to pay off his credit card, and the bank got robbed when he was in there....and evidence was that he has involved in the robbery and the cops beat him up on the way back to the station. Now the police force have a multi million lawsuit against them. That guy actually worked for a youth program and worked with the cops....and he said now he cant trust them.

But of course, the race thing wont always be the case. There are times when the media will try to play the race card to tell the story, because they know the racial story will get more viewers.

TeknicelStylez
10-11-2005, 01:00 PM
Not even get more viewers, it will make more people angry.

Angry people aren't in their right state of mind and make stupid decisions, instead of calmly thinking things through. You can't let yourself be clouded by rage.

BRASSKNUCKLED PAI MEI
10-11-2005, 03:59 PM
Damn that older man was resisting arrest but once he was down why the fuck would they beat him yill he was a bloody pulp? Fuck them Bastards. They were even kicking him while he was trying to roll over so he can get his face out of the blood. Then they show the Punk Police cleaning their hands of the blood and on cell phones trying to Cover their ass. Fuck the Police and the Governing Authority!!!

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
10-11-2005, 08:03 PM
Not even get more viewers, it will make more people angry.

Angry people aren't in their right state of mind and make stupid decisions, instead of calmly thinking things through. You can't let yourself be clouded by rage.
so we shouldn't label this beating racism? looked pretty damn racist to me

tajeco
10-11-2005, 09:55 PM
word is now, he wasn't even drunk. Did u notice the horse cop trying to block the camera's view?

num2son
10-11-2005, 09:58 PM
word is now, he wasn't even drunk. Did u notice the horse cop trying to block the camera's view?
Yeah, Damn horses ass to big.