The weekend arrest of actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright during an incident at a Shreveport, Louisiana bar was captured on cell phone video, and it’s not good. The two were drinking at a wrap party for Oliver Stone’s W when they were asked to leave along with the film’s crew. At some point the owners called the cops which ended in several arrests. However, the details of the arrest have been revealed, and already the D.A. is considering not charging any of the actors. I wonder why? TMZ reports:
Local station KTBS reports and TMZ sources say Wright, who plays Colin Powell, was repeatedly tasered and pepper sprayed as he lay prone on his stomach in the street. We know witnesses heard the officers using extremely foul language, including the “N” word, directed at Wright.
Our sources say Brolin was observed by witnesses attempting to make peace and standing still as he was repeatedly sprayed in the eyes by cops.
Southern cops acting like racist assholes?! Hell’s bells, Margaret, I could never imagine such a thing. Some might say this is what happens when you film a liberal movie in a Red state, but, c’mon, like these cops know who Josh Brolin (particularly a bald Josh Brolin) or Jeffrey Wright is. This is a prime example of: “Hey, Cletus, let’s try out them thar TASERs. They works on electro tricity! Say, ain’t you that guy from the Goonies? I better pepper spray you just to be sure.” PFFSSHH. “Shucks! It is you! Do you mind if we lynch your colored friend? Shoots, I ain’t supposed to say that no more. I meants Afro-can American friend.”