I just came from a City Council meeting where I saw Jud Burgess get violently arrested.
Jud was upset after the Council voted 7-1 to combine the Mexican American Cultural Center with the downtown library.
Jud approached the City Manager’s desk, and Jud was vocal about his opinion to Council’s decision. He was loud. Not yelling, exactly, but he raised his voice.
A couple of cops came to escort him out of chambers.
One of the cops pushed him towards the door.
Jud stopped to talk the cops.
He put his hand on one of the cops shoulder, like, “hey, bro.”
That’s all a cop needs to scream “Assault on a peace officer.”
They shoved him out the door, and pinned him to a wall, a forearm on his throat.
Jud probably weighs a buck fifty. They had four cops on him. He wasn’t struggling.
Mayor Margo was giddy, grinning from where he stood near the dais.
Didn’t the cops know that Council Chambers was full of reporters, some with cameras?
I’m sure you’ll see it on the news at six, unless our teevee stations choose to suppress it. Maybe it’s already on Facebook.
You heard it here first, but you should ask you City Representative about it.