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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Shreveport Police Taser and pepper spray actors, as they call black actor N word

What We Think About Taser Abuse

The website TMZ and the blog All About Race are covering the story on how Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright (a black man), who were arrested at a Shreveport, La. bar, were pepper sprayed and tased by cops. And, we're told, police went on a vulgar rant -- and portions were caught on cell phone video.The incident occurred during a wrap party for Oliver Stone's movie "W" about the Prez.

Local station KTBS reports and TMZ sources say Wright, who plays Colin Powell, was repeatedly tasered and pepper sprayed as he lay prone on his stomach in the street. We know witnesses heard the officers using extremely foul language, including the "N" word, directed at Wright. Read more HERE

What We Think About Taser Abuse

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1 comment:

Manduh said...

I was at Stray Cats the night all that went down and I do believe that the Shreveport cops were in the wrong! I was standing at the bar when the actor was asked to leave. I didn't see him do anything wrong, I just think he was trying to get the bartender's attention. But from what I saw the actors and their assistants did nothing wrong! They were confused as to why they were getting arrested!!!