Credible people continue to step forward to give voice to the charge that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s top campaign fundraising staffer and her boyfriend were brutally beaten for their political beliefs.
This time it’s the New Orleans Police Department Public Information Officer Bob Young who termed the beating as "of a political nature."
I just had a very interesting and somewhat confusing conversation with New Orleans Police Department Public Information Officer Bob Young.
Mr. Young confirmed to me that the New Orleans police had indeed taken statements from both of the victims, Jindal aide Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend, Joe [Brown]. He confirmed that in those statements, the victims reported that their assailants had indeed hurled “insults” at them, and the “insults” were, and I quote, “of a political nature”. Describing the entire attack, he went on to say “it was of a political nature”. I then repeated what he told me, and he confirmed it as accurate. I had a witness on the call, Mark Harvey of the Snooper Report, who can confirm this. However, for reasons I’m not clear about, when I pressed him again later, he began to backtrack a bit, perhaps with some cya in regard to his superiors, and he said that he was not authorized to give an official statement about the contents of the “insults”, and for the record, it had not officially been made clear to him what the contents of those “insults” were. He ended up going from “yes, it was of a political nature” to “I’m not sure”. Mark, an established blogger, was as baffled as I.
My read on this: he caught himself talking out of school in a relaxed opening with me, and then backtracked before he got his ass in trouble.
He then informed me that the lead detective on the case was one Detective Nick Gernin, a crack officer, one of the very best in the 8th Division, the Division assigned to cover the French Quarter. Detective Gernin had told him yesterday that he had “a couple of hours” of surveillance tapes to review last night. Mr. Young told me that the Detective wasn’t in the office yet, but that as soon as he was, he would get a report from him as to the contents of those tapes, and he would call me with whatever their was to report about them.
Mr. Young also told me that there was no other new information to report on the case at this time, and that there were no named suspects on anybody’s mind or list, yet.
On Friday, April 9, staffer Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend Joe Brown were attacked leaving a $10, 000 per plate fundraiser at Brennan’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. This event was part of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC).
The event drew a slate of radical anarchist protesters who made threats and slurs against the attendees as they ran a reported gauntlet of leftists to depart the event. Bautsch and Brown were beaten as they walked to their car.
Police are looking for a pepetrator (among a group of 3-5 Caucasian male attackers) that was described as in his twenties, dirty, with an auburn-colored ponytail and a beard.
HUMAN EVENTS reported earlier today of the photo of the victims following the beating that appeared on the Jindal Facebook page late last night.
The sound of crickets could be heard chirping from Gov. Jindal’s office.