The LAPD and the Dodger Stadium Beating Case
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Arraignment has been postponed for two Southern California men arrested Thursday and charged with severely beating Giants fan Bryan Stow on opening day at Dodger Stadium. Guest host Terrence McNally asks why an innocent man was originally charged and held since May. Was this due to the high profile nature of the case or does this sort of rush to judgment happen all the time? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, each party will deliver its own debt ceiling plan, but who can deliver the votes?
Banner image: Los Angeles Police Department Police Chief Charlie Beck (C) gets a briefing from LAPD Cpt. Bill Murphy (R) as they stand standing in front of one of 300 billboards showing a "wanted" poster for two suspects wanted for the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow during a news conference on May 17, 2011 in Los Angeles. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
The LAPD and the Dodger Stadium Beating Case ()
Giants fan Bryan Stow, brutally beaten in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot following an Opening Day game in late March, remains in serious condition in a San Francisco hospital. Giovanni Ramirez, charged soon after the crime, was exonerated in the case last Friday when new suspects were arrested. Eye witnesses had wrongly identified Ramirez. How could this happen and how often are such mistakes made?
- Joel Rubin: Los Angeles Times, @joelrubin
- Rebecca Lonergan: USC School of Law
- Celeste Fremon: WitnessLA.com, @witnessla
Washington Hammering Out Duel Debt Ceiling Plans ()
As the markets and the public look on nervously, the clock continues to tick toward the August 2 deadline as negotiations continue over raising the federal debt ceiling. As leaders from both parties develop separate plans, one of the contested issues is the length of any extension. President Obama and the Democrats want to put the issue to rest until after the 2012 election, while the Republicans want to keep the government on a shorter leash.
- Martin Kady: Politico, @mkady
- Maya MacGuineas: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, @MayaMacGuineas
- Gary Langer: ABC News, @LangerResearch
- Allan Lichtman: American University
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