Thursday, November 20, 2008

You can take Josh Brolin out of Shreveport, but can you ... ?

MTV just logged an interview with "W." star Josh Brolin. (Thanks for the tip, Mr. Youknowwhoyouare.) Remember all of that stuff about an arrest, or a bar fight, or something? Vague remembrance. Here's an excerpt:

MTV: Would that bar fight and arrest in Shreveport be considered a low point in the year?

Brolin: No. That was just pathetic. Nothing went on. I keep saying that, but people go, "It was Brolin. Something went on." But nothing went on. They're really out to get me right now. They need to figure out what the f--- they want to do. There's this contrasting thing [in Shreveport] of a tax incentive where they welcome all these movie people, and then on the other hand, they have a police force that says, "We don't care for strangers in our town." My feeling is, everybody should let Shreveport be Shreveport, and let's film someplace else.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even the employee working the bar that night at StrayCat says there was no fight in the traditional meaning of the word. He said that Wright was asked to leave, the police escorted him out and and some crew (including Brolin) kept asking the police about Wright and were subsequently arrested.

Right from the horse's mouth, as it were.

Anonymous said...

Once again, can Shreveport afford to keep Cedric Glover and Henry Whitehorn in office? It is costing us a film industry we desperately need in a bad economic time. By the way, I see where Tom Dark, the City Administrator suddenly quit when he heard Glover's office was under scrutiny for credit card misrepresentation. He must be in the middle of something really interesting. Is there any way to get Glover out of office immediately, before he totally destroys the economy and the morale of Shreveport? I hope the film industry doesn't think all the good citizens of Shreveport are like the corrupt Cedric Glover and Henry Whitehorn. I hope Josh Brolin sues Glover and Whitehorn for all they can get and maybe this won't keep happening with the corrupt shreveport police.

T. Wong said...

What does this have to do with Glover and Whitehorn, who hasn't been in office long enough to change the culture of the police department?

I'm not trying to be a smarty pants, but what would you have them do differently?

If this whole thing is blown out of proportion, the prosecutor has discretion not to prosecute. Things are mostly out of the cops' and the mayors hands once arrests are made.

Noma said...

Dear Josh Brolin,

some of us appreciate the movie industry here and are saddened by your slamming of our city. If it makes you feel any better, that sort of stuff happens to the locals, too. Changes need to be made, but having the outside influence of movies here can be a positive part of that change. Give us another chance.

Sincerely,
Noma

Alexandyr Kent said...

I once got a mean stare in a grocery store's express checkout line for presenting 21 ITEMS. I thought I was done for, I tell you. You fear the cops? Try braving honey-baked ham day at Kroger.

puro said...

I think Brolin is looking for extra publicity out of this. There are the tapes of the arrest from the dashboard cams and then there was a completly seperate incident at the police station also on police video. I think he wants the tapes released so he can get more publicity for himself. It only makes sense that he keeps dogging Shreveport and the police department. Most people would not have given this situation a second thought. He just won't let it go. He keeps bringing it up so he can stay in the news. No publicity is bad publicity if you are a star. I was there and they were out of hand and they did deserve to be arrested. If I acted that way in a bar I would be in jail too. Add liquor and instant ass****.

Anonymous said...

Cedric Glover and Chief Whitehorn have everything to do with what happened to Brolin and Wright. They are the ones who refuse to release the video of the cops actually starting the incident. There were too many witnesses that back Josh Brolin and Jeff Wright's story. But the corrupt Mayor Glover wants to invent his own reality to take scrutiny off the real problem with the Shreveport Police. By the way, the city just settled ($400)with the drunk woman the police beat while turning off the police camera. I can't believe anyone would think this police treatment was justified. If Josh Brolin was not there, the police would have never even came by the bar. It was a publicity stunt for the Shreveport police officers that backfired! Josh has every right to slam our city if we permit this treatment to go on without the good citizens holding the mayor personally accountable.

Anonymous said...

ACTUALLY THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT PAID THE WOMAN THE POLICE BEAT WHILE HANDCUFFED $400,000.
AND THE POLICE WONDER WHY THE CITY CAN'T FIND MONEY FOR A POLICE PAY RAISE. LET THE COPS BITE THE BULLET ON THE RAISE AND FORCE THEM TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT FIRST. WHY REWARD CORRUPT POLICE BEHAVIOR?

Anonymous said...

BIG LOCAL NEWS!!!
Josh Brolin's court appearance is scheduled for next Tuesday, December 2, 2008.
Lets make sure all the information is made public and no one hides or whitewashes the truth. If Cedric Glover and Henry Whitehorn were lying and concealing the truth, they need to be exposed and removed from office effective immediately!
Because of Glover and Whitehorn, our local film industry stays in jeopardy.

12:39 PM

Anonymous said...

Did you hear about the Josh Brolin court hearing 12/2/08?

Cedric Glover wants to settle out of court because he knows the police overreacted and were the cause of the problem. More taxpayer money down the drain for police brutality. I'm sure he will raise out city taxes to pay for all these police coverups.