Daily Archives: May 22, 2011

Suspect in Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow is in custody

In the aftermath of the beating at Dodger Stadium, sketches of the suspects were placed on billboards in the L.A. area. One of the two suspects is now in custody. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times / May 22, 2011)

I want to say right off the bat, that a suspect has been arrested in this crime. Let’s let the justice system do it’s job in this case. But if this suspect is the one that did this, I say throw the book at whomever it was.

A man suspected of being one of the two assailants in the brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium was taken into custody early this morning, Los Angeles police sources say.

At about 7 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team descended on an East Hollywood apartment building
with a warrant in hand. According to apartment building manager Maritza Camacho, police, using loudspeakers and with guns drawn, called out to the occupants of Apartment 25. Inside was one of the men police suspect in the March 31 beating that left Stow with brain damage.

Several police sources confirmed that the man taken into custody was one of the two suspects in the beating.

The two assailants repeatedly kicked and punched Stow while he was on the ground. Stow’s friends attempted to help, and were also punched and kicked before the attackers fled in a car driven by a woman wearing an Andre Ethier
jersey. Police said it appeared there also was a 10-year-old boy in the car.

Wow. Can we take this a step further? Can we assume that Stow was beaten up for reasons other than being a Giants fan?

What if this was racially motivated? Well? What if it was? Don’t we have laws in this country from this sort of thing? How do they proove it? Isn’t it something that is on everyone’s mind but no one is saying it?

My prayers are for the Stow family. My prayers are also that justice, true justice will prevail here.

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Suspect in Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow is in custody (LA Times)

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Danica Patrick Among Drivers Looking for Speed in Last Chance to Qualify

by Bill Potter

Bump Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers one last chance for drivers to qualify for next Sunday’s 100th anniversary running of the Indianapolis 500, with several notable drivers still looking to qualify for the race.  With rain in the forecast, drivers will need to find speed quickly on a day in which the pressure will rise dramatically.

Among the drivers still looking for a place on the grid are Danica Patrick, Marco Andretti and Ryan Briscoe.  Patrick and Andretti are just two of four Andretti Autosport drivers not yet in the field of 33, with Ryan Hunter-Reay saying,

“It’s pretty tough for us right now. Most of the team is struggling with speed. But, we’ll keep chipping away at it. That’s all we can do. We need to get some speed out of it, but I’m not sure where it’s going to come from. We need to put our capes and our top-hats on, and make some magic happen. If we get this DHL/Sun Drop car in the race, it will be a contender. It’s just a matter of getting there.”

Briscoe wrecked his No. 6 IZOD Team Penske car in Saturday’s morning practice, forcing the team to prepare the backup 6T car.  It was bumped from the provisional field of 24, leaving him with work to do on Sunday.

10 full-time drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series are still seeking to take the green flag next Sunday, including Mike Conway, Hunter-Reay, Patrick, Andretti, Sebastian Saavedra, Graham Rahal, Charlie Kimball, Ana Beatriz, Briscoe and James Jakes.

Scott Speed, Ho-Pin Tung, Paul Tracy, Alex Lloyd, Raphael Matos and Pippa Mann are all looking to qualify as well.  It is unknown if Tung will be cleared to drive today, as he suffered a concussion on Saturday following a wreck on his qualifying run.

The last nine spots in the field (25-33) will be filled, beginning at 12 p.m. ET, with bumping occurring after.  Bumping will occur by speed, meaning Simona De Silvestro, Tony Kanaan and Tomas Scheckter could be among those drivers needing to return to the track today and bump their way back into the field.

Indy 500 Bump Day: Danica Patrick Among Drivers Looking for Speed in Last Chance to Qualify (SB Nation)

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