Friday, October 20, 2006

Houston police Chief discusses Walter's incdent

During 'Meet the Chief' on Thursday, October, 19, Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt spoke briefly about the incident at Walter's on Washington. He said that no formal complaints had been filed, which is not the truth. Complaints had been filed. I am assuming Chief Hurtt was able to make that statement because the department hadn’t officially finalized the paperwork.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

David Bazan on Two Gallants show

David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion) solo acoustic show at The Proletariat - Monday Oct. 16. During one of the Q&A breaks between songs he was asked if he had heard about the Two Gallants incident.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Links: The Walter's disaster
Two Gallants message board - Walter's incident
Wikipedia Two Gallants (band)

Houston Chronicle Sides speak out in dispute over noise (11/11)
Houston Chronicle Defendants in club brawl in court (10/27)
Rolling Stone When a Texas Cop Attacks (10/20)
Houston Press Warfare on Washington
NME Two Gallants break silence on Texas club brawl
Rolling Stone (Clip of the Day 10/18)
Houston Chronicle: Melee could put the hurt on Houston's music scene Band speaks out Rockers and fans arrested after onstage brawl with cop
Glorious Noise: Band speaks out
Dan Sharber’s blog
MySpace: HPD Has Problems Site is down again ?
Hands Up Houston message board
Two Gallants Dispute
Video: "Walters, HPD and Local Politics"
Houston Independent Media Center
Houston Chronicle blog blog Chronicle's story about nightclub fracas not accurate, e-mailer claims
ABC 13/KTRK Houston Officer uses Taser to fight off crowd
Rock Insider Video of Two Gallants arrest featured on YouTube More Two Gallants publicit
Rolling Stone Madonna busted by human rights broups?, Thom Yorke says new Radiohead on its way, Diddy continues his bid to get close with his fans
Gothamist Gothamist band interview: Two Gallants
USA Today blog
AZ NightBuzz 'Las Cruces Jail' more vivid for Two Gallants
Last Word Blog Two Gallants vs the Houston Police
The Dark Stuff Two Gallants get a Houston-style beatdown
The Stranger Two Gallants get Tazed, the blues
Filter Magazine
AntiMusic More
Houston Press blog Walter’s: Come for the Show, Stay for the Brawl
Pop Watch
PaperMag Blogs
Absolute Punk
My Old Kentucky Blog
Free Republic Excessive police force used at rock show in Houston
Blog: Cigars.....Donuts..and Coffee Just another barfight
MetroBloggig - Houston
Blog: Eric R. Danton | Sound Check Cops break up Two Gallants show
Katie Ford's MySpace Personal account
Trisha Faye's MySpace Personal account
Houston So Real blog Get active - City Council info from the Free Press
Houston So Real blog Even rock and rollers bet the Tazer treatment in my hood - for real - last night at Walters on Washington
Nascent blog Two Gallants fight!
Fuckhedz blog Two Gallants vs. de flikken Paris Two Gallants pris dans une baston au Texas
Visions The Houston Incident - Ernüchtert und hilflos Une histoire banale
Super45 blogsystem Motherf**ck the police: Two Gallants (Español)
KataWeb Musica Two Gallants, agente sale sul palco e picchia due musicisti. Video!
Alasbabylon Just another crazy cop or was he going by the "new" book?
TheBossManCometh blog
Ramblings on Music, Texas, Etc. blog HPD: Fears the rock & roll; tazer-happy
Urban Pollution Two Gallants' Houston show ends in turmoil, arrest
Cops Gone Bad Two Gallants brawl with Texas cop
PR Inside Rockers and fans arrested after onstage brawl with cop


Not by the book: Officer's hand to Adam's head who is knocked down onto Tyson. Clip ends as officer decides he didn't want his rage recorded on video. Camera crashes to the floor.

No way out: Officer forces me to the back of the room. He is telling me to sit down but charges at me so quickly and aggressively with one arm out like he was going to strike me and the Taser in is other extended hand that I never had a chance to sit down. I was quickly forced back onto a pile of things, including a 90-year-old upright bass, which broke into several pieces.

Chasin' and Tasin': Officer decides he has messed with me enough. Stands there for a few, Tasers a guy, Then decides to go after someone else, knocking a young girl into the bar and tasing her father and 14-year-old brother while chasing Adam around -- continuing to scare the crap out of everyone.

Though it should have been the officer and not me behind bars, let us not forget that one ‘bad cop’ doesn’t mean they all are -- though there are certainly others. The male/female officers who drove Andrew and me downtown were pretty cool. One guard at the jail in particular had a number of inmates laughing at times and seemed to have a great solution for dealing with the out-of-control fool in cell 2 who flooded the place with toilet water.

I'm free

My very conservative father came to the jail to post bond and get me out with $1,000 cash a good friend was generous enough to lend. This was about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. I was officially booked around 1 a.m.
Wasn't sure what to expect since he didn't really know why I was arrested. When signing the final papers to be released, I could see my father in the waiting room and didn't know how to interpret the look on his face. Then he disappeared. After putting my shoelaces back in and signing the final paper I walked out the door to the waiting room. My dad was still there, playing the part of his son who is obsessed with documenting life. He quickly snapped a my photo as I stepped through th door.

I suggested another photo outside the jail and he suggested I pose in front of a cop car out front (I'm sure the officer in the car was a little confused). Later found out the 'exit photo' was Rob's suggestion. Good thinkin' Potosky.

I believe the charge was 'Interference with public duties,' a Class B Misdemeanor, according to the 79th Legislature, is punishable by:
- Confinement up to 180 days
- Fine not to exceed $2,000
- Can be conjunct (that would suck)
(thanks for that data Kelly)