Monday, October 10, 2005

Liar Liar, Pants on Tape!

Photos courtesy AP/CBS News

With all that has hit New Orleans in recent weeks, at least the Police Department can say “We tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!”

The PD has been accused of looting a Wal-Mart, breaking into a Cadillac Dealer and using the “borrowed” vehicles to patrol their city in time of need- their city evidently also included Huston and parts of Alabama, and now savagely beating a retired school teacher, the actions being caught on video tape.

According to AP- 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.

Police have alleged that the 64-year-old Davis was publicly intoxicated, a charge he strongly denied as he stood on the street corner where the incident played out Saturday.

"I haven't had a drink in 25 years," Davis said. He had stitches beneath his left eye, a bandage on his left hand and complained of soreness in his back and aches in his left shoulder.

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."

See- the police had a clear objective, and then they achieved it. Made a promise and kept it.

That's the kind of integrity we need in public service.


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