>>WLW reported this morning that Arthur Long and Danny Fortson were
>>arrested last night in Corryville. Long was arrested for ***ing a
>>police horse (a horse?)
> Just thought this deserved *at least* one more look.
> Any details about this incident would be greatly appreciated.
> Ken B.
I already gave a brief explanation but what the hell, everyone (?) already
thinks we are UNLV east so I'll give the whole poop.
If you are not aware (It's been on every newscast the last week) there have
been some problems in Cincy between the black community and the police
recently. A group of 50-100 kids at a bus stop downtown were harassing
passerbys and the police were called. One guy, a black kid wouldn't move when
instructed to and when the police tried to arrest him the crowd yelled for him
to resist arrest which he did. In the struggle the cop separated his shoulder
and 4other cops arrived and subdued the guy by macing him and physical force.
The black community has cried racism even though the first cop on the scene was
of Native American/Japanese descent and the cop who repeatedly maced him was
black. (personnally I should mention that I don't think it was racism, it is
newsworthy because it was all caught on film).
Now, fast forward to the night Long and Fortson were arrested. There is a
section off campus called Corryville which has quite a few bars. Long and
Fortson were cruising in Long's '75 Caddy when they passed a mounted black
officer writing parking tickets (about 1 am). They yelled "Uncle Tom" and
other insults to him as they drove past. The cop then radioed ahead to a
cruiser who pulled the 2 over. Long was cited for driving without a liscence
and apparently became pretty po'd and then according to the police he struck
Mr. Mike Cody (the horse, as now the mounted officer had arrived at the scene).
Fortson was a little drunk (having admitted to a "few shots of rum") and
apparently was very beligerent and was arrested for disorderly conduct while
intoxicated. Ross Julson (who is the father of red-shirt sophmore Jackson
Julson) posted the bond ($500) for them.
As far as penalties go it is very unclear, but I expect Fortson to be suspended
for a week of practice and 1 game but Long's status (although I seriously doubt
removal from the team) is more questionable. With Darnell Burton being
suspended for next season, the Cats are definitely in trouble in more ways than
Hopefully this clariefies things a bit more. Flame or joke away all you wish.
It's kind of hard to resist.
ps - normally I would not mention races but I do think it is important here and
that is why I did so. If I offended anyone I apologize.