October 17th: In the week after New Orleans’ police brutality and arbitrary arrests became a national story, those practices appear to have continued unabated. On Oct. 15, two cousins were arrested
for “trespassing” while walking on a sidewalk. Although they were non-violent -- they were not charged with any violence -- one cousin was beaten and shot with bags of small pellets. An officer also opened fire into their makeshift jail cell for no apparent reason, hitting several inmates with the pellet bags, including the other cousin. The full Associated Press videotape
of police viciously beating 64-year-old Robert Davis and assaulting two witnesses is now available. CNN has released its own footage
, showing Davis dripping blood.