In a slap in the face to all the citizens of this city who expect protection from police brutality, 12 people who were beaten bloody by NOPD during the Krewe of Eris parade have now been charged with crimes, some of them serious. This system is so damn good at blaming the victim sometimes!
I have to get personal on this one: My friend, who is a pacifist teetotaler, and was playing the clarinet in the band at the parade, is one of the Eris 12. At the parade during his arrest he had his cheek bone broken, his head split open (requiring stitches), his clarinet broken, and he got tazered three times. Why must he now must be subjected to still further abuse at the hands of the horrible DA's office by being charged with a false crime, adding further insult to injury?
Solidarity is our only hope!