Thursday, October 02, 2008


I think I'm missing something.

Razoo Bouncers not guilty of murder.

Levon Jones, 26, of Statesboro, Ga., died after being pinned to the sidewalk and restrained by a group of bouncers outside Razzoo Bar & Patio on Dec. 31, 2004, about 12:35 a.m. after a member of his party was denied entrance to the club based on a dress-code violation, police said. Jones, according to media reports, suffocated after being held down by three bouncers, one using a chokehold.

The coroner said Jones suffocated as one bouncer held him in a headlock for 12 minutes and another pushed down on his back, preventing him from breathing. A third held Jones' legs. Coroner Frank Minyard found that Jones was asphyxiated and classified the death as homicide.

Charges have been dropped against Clay Montz, 34, Matthew Taylor, 24, Arthur Irons, 43, and Brandon Vicknair, 24, who are all free.

This happened several months ago, but seeing the report in the paper today reminded me how pissed off this outcome has made me. The presiding judge, Raymond Bigelow

also dismissed the Danziger 7 , the cops who shot two people on the Danziger Bridge in the aftermath of Katrina. Now the Feds are investigating this incident.

Here's a website that has bits and pieces about what went on on the Danziger Bridge. Kind of loosely done, it provides interesting least to me.

Something tells me that Judge Bigelow is not the most open minded judge around. It's just a feeling I get.

No comments: