The Obama incident | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Obama incident

Posted By on Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:43 AM

The Jonesboro Sun does more reporting today on the massive police bust of students celebrating Barack Obama's victory at a Jonesboro apartment complex election night. The lead is that some apartment residents have backed off allegations of police brutality. One for example, said an original allegation was based on viewing a cellphone video, not an eyewitness account.

The police continue to defend their actions as appropriate to the celebrants' refusal to disperse and the cursing of police and other resistance that followed those orders.

David Koon's article on this for us last week didn't focus on allegations of police brutality, b ut on students' contention that police response to their celebration was an overreaction that some thought reflected racial overtones.

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas Supreme Court refuses to rehear invalidation of marijuana act

    The Arkansas Supreme Court today denied a request to rehear its decision invalidating Issue 7, the medical marijuana initiated act.
    • Nov 3, 2016
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • Free Zinn book for Arkansas teachers

    Arkansas teachers! Get your free Howard Zinn book here! Whether Kim Hendren likes it or not.
    • Mar 3, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Election night open line

    • Georgia Democrats have chosen a black woman as their gubernatorial candidate in the state primary…

    • on May 22, 2018
  • Re: Election night open line

    • the soap opera that has been supplanting the supposed summit between donny45 and kim was…

    • on May 22, 2018
  • Re: Election night open line

    • I saw it, Cato. I guess he is entitled to take some time off, particularly…

    • on May 22, 2018



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation