Monday, October 6, 2008

Just Another Night in Galveston

A 19 year-old drunk, his father, a FEMA coordinator, and Astros' starter Brandon Backe are involved in a mini-riot, and all I can think when I read the article is what on Earth people are doing holding a wedding in Galveston, Texas so soon after the hurricane came through:
During the brawl, Backe was told by police to back away. He refused, and police attempted to handcuff him, the report said. Backe struggled with officers. One officer stated in the report that he hit Backe twice in the face before handcuffing him. The officer also reported that Backe smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. Both the officer and Backe sustained minor injuries during the fight, according to the police report.
I think Backe should sue for violation of his civil rights. After all, given his 6.05 ERA this year, that cop probably came into the joint knowing he was going to hit Backe.


bigcatasroma said...


So what would happen if Adam Eaton got a beat-down from a public servant?

Anonymous said...


Galveston's "downtown" is fairly substantial, and except for having power outages, survived Ike pretty much intact.

The residential areas, especially the ones closest to the gulf, got flattened.