Little Rock needs more stuff like this. This 2009 parade, which coincided with Hillcrest Shop & Sip, processed from The House GastroPub to the Arkansas School for the Deaf. It was led by the Providence R.I. band called “The What Cheer? Brigade”. Maybe you were there.
The-What Cheer?-Brigade was in again town Tuesday to lead the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library parade. Here is a short clip of that taken by library staffer Sarah Stricklin.
The first video was taken by “Andy”. I don’t have his last name yet.
Ghost-car seen rocketing from bridge in Little Rock.
Picture taken by passenger of small aircraft who was flying to Batesville for no reason. Image couldn’t possibly be a lens streak but we haven’t ruled out robot-missile attack.
Brief, edited police radio audio from: July 15 shooting
Apparently, the shooting took place after a brief foot-chase following a traffic stop of an allegedly stolen vehicle. Angela Rachels reports that an angry crowd continues to grow at 12th and Jefferson, where the shooting took place. (pic by Ryan Liggett)
Here is a very informative read: Claude Tubby Smith Arrest Warrant
Above on right: Claude Smith, lobbyist and former executive director of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association.
Below: Claude Smith, accused hit & run suspect:
LRPD: “On March 18, 2013, at 10:00 Mr. Claude Smith, w/m, 9/29/70 turned himself in to Judge Lightle’s court and was charged with one count each of Felony Hit & Run, Careless & Prohibited, Failure to Yield to Pedestrian in a Crosswalk, Driving on a Suspended D.L., Expired Vehicle Registration and No Insurance.”
Burglary ends with police shooting/killing suspect at 14th and Brown street. Here is 2 minutes of edited police radio which starts with an officer investigating a burglary and ends with the aftermath of the shooting. (The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that the suspect who was shot has died.) More stuff.
Below you will find the office police press release on the matter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sgt. Cassandra Davis
On Friday, January 11, 2013, the Little Rock Police Department received information that two individuals had broken into a residence and were returning to that residence to remove property. The Department was not provided with the specific address of this residence, only the general area of town.
Detectives from the Department’s Special Investigations Division and property crimes Detectives from the Department’s Downtown Division searched this area and at approximately 9:40 a.m. located the burglary at the west side of the duplex at 4521 W. 16th Street, observing an individual loading items taken from the residence into a gray Toyota Camry driven by a second person. As this vehicle pulled away from the residence (with both individuals now inside), the Detectives followed it and attempted to arrange for a marked patrol unit to assist in stopping it. Prior to the arrival of a marked unit, the suspect vehicle stopped just off the alley west of 1418 S. Brown and both individuals exited the vehicle and ran. 1418 S. Brown is only a random address for which the suspects decided to stop.
According to the Detectives, they gave chase to both individuals and, during the course of this, one individual stopped, appeared as if he was surrendering, and then charged and fought with a pursuing Detective. This struggle continued for a few moments, during which time the suspect knocked the Detective down and attempted to take control of his handgun. A second Detective now approached, attempted to assist and, believing that the suspect was about to acquire the first Detective’s weapon, fired at the suspect from his own weapon. The suspect was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. The second individual was arrested without incident by other officers in the area.
The deceased has been identified as Michael W. Daniel 2nd, age 25, of 1504 S. Pine. The second individual, identified as Marcus Davis, age 26, of 4115 S. Malloy, has been charged with Capital Murder, Burglary, Theft, and Fleeing.
Pursuant to Little Rock Police Department General Orders, two separate investigations have been initiated into this matter. The first, conducted by the Department’s Major Crimes Division, will be submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office when completed for a review and determination as to compliance with Arkansas law; the second, conducted by the Department’s Professional Standards Section, is charged with determining whether the Detectives involved acted in accordance with Departmental policies.
Both Detectives have been placed on administrative leave as required by Departmental policy and the investigations are continuing in this matter. One Detective received minor injuries during the struggle which do not appear to require hospitalization.
Additional information will be made available by the Department as the investigations continue.
According to police, Donovan Fulton, age 33, of Hirschy Lane, ran over police officer Linda Allen after she caught him shoplifting a bottle of wine at the Valero on Stagecoach around noon today. A witness aided the injured officer and called for assistance on the officer’s radio. Within 30 minutes police had tracked down the suspect at an Exxon station on Scott Hamilton/I-30 where police say he was demanding beer and cigarettes from a clerk at knife point. He was arrested and charged with a few felonies including first degree battery and robbery.
Listen to 3 minutes of interesting, condensed police audio in which a good Samaritan picks up the injured officer’s mic and calls for assistance from police: Here’s The Audio
By the end of this short audio (edited down from 25 minutes of real-time police radio) they have their suspect in custody. I’m told that the injured officer has a concussion and is staying the night in hospital for observation.
I’ve suggested that they consider getting a wildlife-camera.