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(Kansas City)   When arguing with someone about whether or not you can take a wheelchair-bound child's spot at a concert, make sure the person you pour beer on isn't the police chief, even if you are a local reporter's son   ( kansascity.com) divider line
    More: PSA, police chief, city ordinance, concerts, disorderly conduct, sons, Jesse H. Rizzo, Jim Corwin, identification  
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2009-09-13 01:57:23 AM  
Whoa, wait, what?
 
amo
2009-09-13 02:11:50 AM  

davidphogan: Whoa, wait, what?


Ya, that's what I thought. The further I read, the better it got.

/this green goes to 11
//subbette, obviously
 
2009-09-13 02:17:34 AM  
After reading TFA, beer-pouring guy sounds pretty lame. It was a spot for a kid in a wheelchair. To try and catch a farking free t-shirt.

Protip: Pouring your beer on somebody is usually a bad idea, but pouring your beer on a police officer is always a bad idea.

Why? Because in court the cop will almost always win. Even if the actual events differ dramatically from the story, in court it's Chief of Police vs. Beer Pouring Guy.

Unless of course said beer wasn't poured and many witnesses testify that cop is full of BS. Even then, the Judge probably will still side with the cop.
 
2009-09-13 02:22:06 AM  

ambassador_ahab: Protip: Pouring your beer on somebody is usually a bad idea, but pouring your beer on a police officer is always a bad idea.


Footnote: If you absolutely must pour beer on somebody in plainclothes, ask if they are a cop. If they say "yes," at least pour it on the guy sitting next to him instead of the cop himself.
 
2009-09-13 02:24:33 AM  

amo: /this green goes to 11


Huh? I thought it said like 3:38AM or something.
 
2009-09-13 02:31:57 AM  
OOPS. Any Mods love me enough to remove my Weeners about "amo"? I went full retard there.
 
2009-09-13 02:32:32 AM  
Wait a minute- there are Irish people in Missouri?
 
2009-09-13 03:18:20 AM  

CtrlAltDelete: Wait a minute- there are Irish people in Missouri?


quite a few. they even have their own wilderness
 
2009-09-13 03:32:02 AM  
No irony tag? This did happen at an Irish festival, right?
 
2009-09-13 03:42:28 AM  

ambassador_ahab: amo: /this green goes to 11

Huh? I thought it said like 3:38AM or something.


She's on PST?
 
2009-09-13 03:42:40 AM  
I think these event needs a Ta-Da somewhere

/not sure where
 
2009-09-13 03:49:25 AM  
Don't pour beer on anyone.

You'll just have to go get another and you know it's gonna be overpriced.
 
2009-09-13 03:51:49 AM  
They should take his pouring hand for this.
 
2009-09-13 03:53:37 AM  
Baw I'm crippled.
 
2009-09-13 03:57:33 AM  
They cited Jesse H. Rizzo of Warrensburg, Mo., with disorderly conduct, a city ordinance violation

What a dirty rat.
 
2009-09-13 04:02:19 AM  
I don't buy it. The chief probably stole the beer from this poor dude and dumped it on himself so he could arrest somebody and claim he was defending some crippled kids place. All in a scheme for positive PR that only a cop would be retarded enough to come up with.

AND he molested the dudes girlfriend. Farking rapist.
 
2009-09-13 04:03:04 AM  
In reading the comments after the article, I found an interesting twist in the story that I thought I'd throw in just of the heck of it.

mikemckelley wrote on 9/12/2009 11:56:27 PM:
As I heard the story, Rizzo's girlfriend tried to get down front to catch a t-shirt while Rizzo was getting a beer. According to what I was told, Corwin put his hands on the woman and told her she couldn't stand there. Corwin had no right to put his hands on the woman without identifying himself. The distraught woman was shaken up by Corwin and was crying when Jesse returned with the beer. He asked her what happened and she explained that Corwin pushed her. That angered Rizzo only then threw the beer on Corwin. I have more than a passing interest in this since my son was Rizzo's roommate at Central Missouri University for three years and I have personally know Rizzo since the boys were in the fourth grade. I believe there is more to this than is being said in the article.

M McKelley
 
2009-09-13 04:03:28 AM  
I'm kidding...a little.
 
2009-09-13 04:10:06 AM  
A 22-year-old man who got into a disagreement at the Irish Fest last weekend picked the wrong person to douse with beer.

"This is your unlucky day," Corwin told the man while pulling out his police identification card. "You're under arrest."

They cited Jesse H. Rizzo of Warrensburg, Mo., with disorderly conduct, a city ordinance violation


I think it *is* that guy's lucky day, or at least that's one friggin' nice police chief for not adding assault charges.

(best guess for the highly unwarranted generosity is that he would have had to miss the game filling out paperwork in order to stick the assault charge)
 
2009-09-13 04:12:18 AM  
i154.photobucket.com

Don't call me Ratso! I'm Rico, Ricco Rizzo!
 
2009-09-13 04:23:01 AM  
FTA: Rizzo, the son of Kansas City Star reporter Tony Rizzo, had to post $100 bond.

Times must be tough if that is considered bond.
 
2009-09-13 04:26:41 AM  

FormatSlacker: A 22-year-old man who got into a disagreement at the Irish Fest last weekend picked the wrong person to douse with beer.

"This is your unlucky day," Corwin told the man while pulling out his police identification card. "You're under arrest."

I think it *is* that guy's lucky day, or at least that's one friggin' nice police chief for not adding assault charges.



why should it be the guy's lucky day? Sounds like your typical alpha male wannabe cop on his typical daily power trip.

/oink oink
/don't taze me, pig
 
2009-09-13 04:44:41 AM  
Wait, he had to post bond? How long could he have waited in jail? Unless a bond in Kansas isn't like it is here in Wisconsin; we consider a bond a fee you pay to be released from jail, usually prior to a trial. Does it really take that long to ticket someone for disorderly conduct in Kansas?
 
2009-09-13 04:47:59 AM  

I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: FormatSlacker: A 22-year-old man who got into a disagreement at the Irish Fest last weekend picked the wrong person to douse with beer.

"This is your unlucky day," Corwin told the man while pulling out his police identification card. "You're under arrest."

I think it *is* that guy's lucky day, or at least that's one friggin' nice police chief for not adding assault charges.

why should it be the guy's lucky day? Sounds like your typical alpha male wannabe cop on his typical daily power trip.

/oink oink
/don't taze me, pig


When you can't pour beer on a stranger without getting arrested and shiat, that's when the Nazis have won!!!
 
2009-09-13 04:52:16 AM  
Props to the chief for doing the right thing and only charging the guy with what he did, i.e. minor disorderly conduct. Too often you read about a guy messing with a cop and getting serious assault charges stacked against him -- for something merely stupid, not felonious.

In fact, the temperance of the charges makes me far more inclined to believe the chief's story.
 
2009-09-13 05:36:58 AM  
headache headline
 
2009-09-13 05:42:39 AM  

saomai: In reading the comments after the article, I found an interesting twist in the story that I thought I'd throw in just of the heck of it.


Yes, but..

saomai: I have more than a passing interest in this since my son was Rizzo's roommate at Central Missouri University for three years


LOL. Oh WELL then.
 
2009-09-13 05:57:27 AM  
It's rude to pour beer on anyone, children. But for christ sake, never pour beer on anyone at an Irish Fest. We Irish take great offense at beer wasting.

The kid who did the beer pouring is lucky - seems like it was early in the festivities. If the party had been in full swing, he'd be in a hospital with 6 broken legs. Don't mess around with people at Irish festivals.
 
2009-09-13 07:14:43 AM  

Megain: quite a few. they even have their own wilderness


Well, I'll be damned.
 
2009-09-13 08:56:32 AM  
At least it's a reporter who is a nobody. The Star had to disclose the relationship because they got burned last year when the publisher's wife got snotty with a cop when she was DUI. They tried to keep that out of the paper but the local alterna-rag caught them on it.

Anyway, I can see why the son of a journalist would be angry and in need of a free shirt, but I don't buy the part about him wasting beer. I don't think we have full story.
 
2009-09-13 10:10:29 AM  
Unsolicited advice for Beer pourer: Shut up and take it.

A. You're a super asshole who poured beer on a nice guy holding a seat for a handicapped kid while watching a concert with his family.

B. Your being farked over by an asshole cop who realized this could blow up and didn't push an assault charge or anything else he could have trumped up.

C. You're a super asshole who poured beer on an asshole cop who realized this could blow up and didn't push an assault charge or anything else he could have trumped up.

Answer: D. Shut up and take it.
 
2009-09-13 10:10:49 AM  
It is like $6 a beer at the KC Irish fest, what a wste.

/btw, no Gaelic storm this year, no care
 
2009-09-13 10:21:59 AM  
That guy should have been arrested just for wasting his beer. What a shame. :(
 
2009-09-13 10:22:28 AM  
madeinhead.org

/obligatory
 
2009-09-13 02:04:37 PM  

saomai: In reading the comments after the article, I found an interesting twist in the story that I thought I'd throw in just of the heck of it.

mikemckelley wrote on 9/12/2009 11:56:27 PM:
As I heard the story, Rizzo's girlfriend tried to get down front to catch a t-shirt while Rizzo was getting a beer. According to what I was told, Corwin put his hands on the woman and told her she couldn't stand there. Corwin had no right to put his hands on the woman without identifying himself. The distraught woman was shaken up by Corwin and was crying when Jesse returned with the beer. He asked her what happened and she explained that Corwin pushed her. That angered Rizzo only then threw the beer on Corwin. I have more than a passing interest in this since my son was Rizzo's roommate at Central Missouri University for three years and I have personally know Rizzo since the boys were in the fourth grade. I believe there is more to this than is being said in the article.

M McKelley


Damn it. Came here to say something like, "Well, that worked out exactly like it should have. Good on the cop for being sane." And now there's this, and I just have to get pissed off again. Dunno who's telling the truth and most likely never will.
 
2009-09-13 02:34:39 PM  

singmetosleep: saomai: In reading the comments after the article, I found an interesting twist in the story that I thought I'd throw in just of the heck of it.

mikemckelley wrote on 9/12/2009 11:56:27 PM:
As I heard the story, Rizzo's girlfriend tried to get down front to catch a t-shirt while Rizzo was getting a beer. According to what I was told, Corwin put his hands on the woman and told her she couldn't stand there. Corwin had no right to put his hands on the woman without identifying himself. The distraught woman was shaken up by Corwin and was crying when Jesse returned with the beer. He asked her what happened and she explained that Corwin pushed her. That angered Rizzo only then threw the beer on Corwin. I have more than a passing interest in this since my son was Rizzo's roommate at Central Missouri University for three years and I have personally know Rizzo since the boys were in the fourth grade. I believe there is more to this than is being said in the article.

M McKelley

Damn it. Came here to say something like, "Well, that worked out exactly like it should have. Good on the cop for being sane." And now there's this, and I just have to get pissed off again. Dunno who's telling the truth and most likely never will.


You have to remember that reporters are professional liars.
 
2009-09-13 04:11:17 PM  
Since when is it proper conduct to pour a beer on anyone? I read the comments and view "Mike McKelley" with a jaundiced eye. Any girl who is traumatized by being touched in public (what did the cop do, pick her up like she was a six pack?) should not be out in public. If she was touched in any questionable manner, she would have said so. Rizzo must be a big man to go around dumping beer on other men who manhandle his woman.

It sounds as if stories are being spread after the fact to justify why this guy poured beer on someone who happened to be a cop.
 
2009-09-13 08:39:17 PM  

Lee451: Any girl who is traumatized by being touched in public (what did the cop do, pick her up like she was a six pack?) should not be out in public. If she was touched in any questionable manner, she would have said so. Rizzo must be a big man to go around dumping beer on other men who manhandle his woman.


Yeah, cause guys who push around women are heroes, right? Not saying dumping a beer on someone's always the best call, but you really trust the cop not to lie about the situation? Remember that nice video of a cop pulling over and attacking a paramedic a few months ago?

Cops aren't always all unicorns and flowers.
 
2009-09-13 09:48:20 PM  

davidphogan: Lee451: Any girl who is traumatized by being touched in public (what did the cop do, pick her up like she was a six pack?) should not be out in public. If she was touched in any questionable manner, she would have said so. Rizzo must be a big man to go around dumping beer on other men who manhandle his woman.

Yeah, cause guys who push around women are heroes, right? Not saying dumping a beer on someone's always the best call, but you really trust the cop not to lie about the situation? Remember that nice video of a cop pulling over and attacking a paramedic a few months ago?

Cops aren't always all unicorns and flowers.


But reporters are usually liars.
 
2009-09-13 09:52:00 PM  

Tainted1: But reporters are usually liars.


So they're just like cops without a badge, or Farkers with an audience?
 
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