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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ABC News Producer Arrested At DNC

posted by on August 27 at 17:28 PM

An ABC News producer was arrested outside of the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver earlier today while taping a story about lobbyists at the DNC.

A cigar-smoking Denver police sergeant, accompanied by a team of five other officers, first put his hands on Eslocker’s neck, then twisted the producers arm behind him to put on handcuffs.

A police official later told lawyers for ABC News that Eslocker is being charged with trespass, interference, and failure to follow a lawful order. He also said the arrest followed a signed complaint from the Brown Palace Hotel.

Eslocker was put in handcuffs and loaded in the back of a police van which headed for a nearby police station. During the arrest, one of the officers can be heard saying to Eslocker, “You’re lucky I didn’t knock the f..k out of you.”

More on the story here, with video.

So, Slog:

Which Stranger staffer will be the first to end up in jail?
Annie Wagner
Charles Mudede
Eli Sanders

My money’s on Annie.

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Gah, shit warn people the survey takes them to some other website.

Though, wow, cool, I can create free surveys and send them to my friends.

"What should PopTart eat for dinner?"

Posted by PopTart | August 27, 2008 5:49 PM

Totally Annie. I've seen her "Thug Life" tattoo.

Posted by tsm | August 27, 2008 5:49 PM

Jonah was in no way authorized to put this horrible, horrible poll code on my website. Now that there are already votes in there, and I'm leaving, it'll have to stay for now, despite my near-constant vomiting at the site of it. He has been roundly reprimanded.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | August 27, 2008 6:03 PM

That's a really messed up video. To have a cop shove someone into the street and then say, "Now you are impeding traffic," is a blatant misuse of power. And police unions wonder why citizens distrust cops.

Posted by Jonny H | August 27, 2008 6:06 PM

“You’re lucky I didn’t knock the f..k out of you.” ????

Goodbye to the republic of the USA. Goodbye rights. Welcome to the police state, where cops do whatever they want, because the central bankers have them effectively brainwashed. And one day, the police state will be coming for you, the suckers who wanted this change to happen, the ones who rooted for it to happen. You are not immune. You are just another insignificant peon to the police state.

Posted by Jack A. | August 27, 2008 6:17 PM

Duh, the black guy always gets arrested. Eli and Annie could be throwing rocks at the police while Charles hid behind a Dumpster waving a white flag and STILL the black guy would get arrested. Don't you remember during the Battle in Seattle when a black city councilman was driving up Capital Hill Friday night and the police stopped him, dragged him out of his car and arrested him?

Posted by Mrs. Jarvie | August 27, 2008 6:19 PM

They're not dumb enough to arrest the black guy or the woman. They'll go for the Jew, he looks like he'd be a pushover.

Posted by Fnarf | August 27, 2008 6:20 PM

There'll be someone on Denver PD who's read Charles' posts and is just itching to arrest him after that pregnant lady shit.

Posted by Jessica | August 27, 2008 6:24 PM

Clearly the Bush administration was at fault.

Posted by John Bailo | August 27, 2008 6:26 PM

If you like Raisinettes(TM), you will like that video. Just a guess.

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2008 6:36 PM

What is this Casablanca? "I'm shocked. Shocked! That there are lobbyists meeting politicians at a political convention."

I'm not going to feel sorry for a reporter if he was acting like a dick.

Posted by elswinger | August 27, 2008 6:50 PM

#9, uhhhhh, what?

Posted by w7ngman | August 27, 2008 7:04 PM

This is America. Always bet on the black man being arrested.

Posted by Gitai | August 27, 2008 7:51 PM


Uhh...Does that go for the Rossi controversy, too? That Democratic cameraman was acting like a little bitch.

Posted by seattler | August 27, 2008 8:10 PM

@6: last week, you won my heart with your moth comment. and now, with this. thanks.

Posted by kerri harrop | August 27, 2008 8:27 PM

Clearly Annie is most likely, since she's starving and cold and, therefore, most likely to go postal. Chaz? Too far off in the socialist weeds to get noticed. And KUOW needs Eli too much not to use their enormous cash reserves to keep him undefiled and therefore available to fill the 10:52am slot on Weekday.

Posted by Spoogie | August 27, 2008 8:36 PM

Of course it would be Charles. He's black. Duh. What is the relative percentage of the black population in prison right now? That isn't just coincidence, you know.

And his Leninist philosophical rants will sail so far over the cops heads. It will do him no good whatsoever.

I'm surprised he doesn't get arrested a couple times a year, just because.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | August 27, 2008 9:00 PM

PopTart @1... It's a little late for dinner, but try this some time:

Make your normal meatloaf meat wad, press it out square, layer corned beef & swiss on it, roll up and cook normally (draining as necessary).

Courtesy of Grandma Chisholm.

Posted by drewl | August 27, 2008 9:50 PM

Totally off track but I just realized how upsetting it is that one of the biggest political functions in the U.S. is held in a place called Pepsi Center. It's right up ther with stormtroopers protecting us from news men.

Posted by Fuck This Place | August 28, 2008 12:15 AM

They're not dumb enough to arrest the black guy or the woman

Wanna bet? Never underestimate the stupidity or racist-ness of pigs. 6, 13 & 17 have it right. Along with 65% in the poll...

Posted by Mike in MO | August 28, 2008 5:55 AM

Clearly, Muddy Muede will be the one arrested - for felony penmanship.

Posted by MudsMan | August 28, 2008 8:24 AM

I for one am glad this happened to the ABC reporter.
They have spent the last eight years helping usher in this mindset by constantly cheer leading for the bush totalitarian way of government. I am glad they are getting a chance at seeing how well its working out first hand.

Posted by JM | August 28, 2008 11:00 AM

see also: reaction from ACLU and ACLU of Colorado to this incident and to other situations surrounding actions of the Denver police during the DNC.

Major points addressed in a letter sent from ACLU to the Denver Sheriff and City Attorney are:

  1. Mass Arrests on the Evening of August 25th, 2008
  2. Time in custody at the arrest site
  3. Denial of attorney access at Temporary Arrestee Processing Site (TAPS)
  4. Time in Custody at TAPS
  5. Conditions of confinement at TAPS
  6. Misinformation provided to arrestees at TAPS
  7. Conditions of confinement at the City and County Building
  8. Attorney-client visits denied at City and County Building
  9. The City did not tell ACLU and PLP attorneys about arrestees at PADF
  10. Arrestees may have entered unknowing and involuntary guilty pleas
  11. The City must correct these problems immediately
Posted by Phil M | August 28, 2008 2:52 PM

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