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Two men arrested after altercation with police

July 1, 2012

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Lawrence police arrested a 28-year-old Lawrence man for theft and obstruction of legal process and a 23-year-old Lawrence man for battery and obstruction of legal process after an altercation at Fuzzy’s Taco’s, 1115 Mass., at 2 a.m. Saturday.

Lawrence police Sgt. Anthony Brixius said officers responded to a call from restaurant employees that a man inside the restaurant had shoved patrons and stolen food. The officers were in the process of apprehending the suspect when another man came up and attempted to wrestle the police officers to free him. An altercation ensued with two police officers sustaining minor injuries. Officers subdued both men and arrested the second man for battery and obstruction of legal process.

The Journal-World generally does not name suspects unless they are formally charged.

Comments

Liberty_One 2 years, 5 months ago

Of course all that will ever be known or believed is the cops' side of the story. Chances are the real criminals here were the cops and the second man was heroically trying to help someone being violently battered by uniformed thugs. Chances are the police unnecessarily escalated the situation with overuse of violence, which is their go-to method of settling a situation. No investigation into their actions will take place. No charges against them will ever be filed.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 5 months ago

You must be psychic, Liberty to come to all those conclusions with absolutely zero facts to back up your theory. What was it that gave you such insight, the crystal ball or the tin foil on your head?

jhawkinsf 2 years, 5 months ago

Did you even take the time to read the article. Patrons were being shoved and their food was being stolen prior to the arrival of the police. It was because of the altercation already in progress that the restaurant employees called the police for help. Crimes were being committed before any police even stepped foot inside that place. And from that, you make some claim that the police probably escalated the situation, with absolutely zero information or evidence to back up that theory. Zero. Nothing, Zilch, Nada.

"See what I mean" - Yes. You're jumping to conclusions with no evidence to back you up. But if it's some type of common sense you want, some type of generalization of past behaviors you'd like to discuss, then let's see when and where this happened. it happened at 2:00 am on a late Saturday night (really Sun. morning). Does something special happen at that time? Well, yes, something does happen at that time. All the bars let out. So if we're going to generalize, then let's generalize that these hooligans were coming from a bar and were drunk, that is, if there is a bar near-by. Is there? Well, yes, there are many bars in that area. So generally speaking, we can assume there were lots of drunks in the neighborhood at 2:00 am. and we might assume that these individuals were a couple of drunks assaulting the patrons at a restaurant and stealing their private property (their food). I don't know, Liberty, haven't you mentioned in the past the sanctity of one's private property and the rights to defend such. Maybe I'm thinking of a different poster with the exact same name as you.

You say no investigation will take place into police actions. There were many witnesses, restaurant employees and patrons alike. Any could file a complaint any time they choose, if they feel it necessary. Of course, their not filing a complaint would be an indication that they felt the police acted properly. And since you weren't there, it's their actions, or non-actions that tell the tale. Your version is sheer speculation with nothing to back it up.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 5 months ago

So many mistakes, Liberty. That person trying to help the person being arrested, that's a crime. You can't interfere with the actions of a police officer. If that person believed the police were acting inappropriately, then the action he should have taken was to file a complaint. That's the legal process. He could have asked the officers to call for their supervisor and had witnesses around to make sure that was done. No, that person decided on their own to commit another crime in addition to the ones already being committed.

If they were drunk it doesn't mean that the cops used unnecessary force. It probably meant that when given a lawful order by the police, the individuals in question probably were uncooperative and refused to obey those lawful orders.

If the police had simply barged into this restaurant, uninvited, your speculation might have some validity. But the fact that violence had gone on, stealing had gone on, and that it had escalated to such a point that the restaurant workers felt the need for the police to come, makes that account much more believable. Your account is fantasy.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 5 months ago

Only you accused the police of committing a crime. There is zero evidence that that happened. You're assuming facts not in evidence. And the interference of a police officer is a crime.

JackMcKee 2 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful, charming downtown Lawrence which must be protected from competition at all costs.

JackMcKee 2 years, 5 months ago

and Fuzzy's tacos certainly are not worth fighting over. Mexquisito, yes. I wouldn't eat Fuzzy's if I was starving.

Matthew Herbert 2 years, 5 months ago

Most memorable nights begin with a 2 am visit to Fuzzy's Taco shop

JackMcKee 2 years, 5 months ago

where does it say they were tazed? they certainly deserved it.

wats211 2 years, 5 months ago

I've lived in this town a long time...the cops are very good and fair....losers like this guy are what college towns have and the low life scum that are local in origin...welll....duh!!!!!

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