Posted in hiphop | music | venues on July 1, 2011

Pete Rock

"Five people who were arrested at an album release party at a Lower East Side bar said Thursday they were released on their own recognizance because the police were the real aggressors.

Police say they were called by club security at Tammany Hall bar early Wednesday to help with overcrowding and a fight between party-goers outside. Soon after they arrived, the rumble turned into a battle with the law.

Four of the defendants -- 27-year-old Gabriel Diaz, 24-year-old Jade Everette, 35-year-old Lewis Pena and 21-year-old Cynthia Rosa -- are facing felony assault charges. A fifth defendant, 32-year-old Jessy Ayala, is facing a misdemeanor charge.

Kenneth Montgomery, the lawyer representing all five people who have been charged, said the Internal Affairs Division of the New York City Police Department is looking into what happened and investigators interviewed his clients in the hospital." [NY1]

LES club Tammany Hall (where the Annex used to be) hasn't even been open a year and already made the mainstream news. Watch NY1's recent report on the situation at NY1's site. Watch video interviews with Pete Rock from outside the gathering at New York Criminal Court yesterday (6/30), below...

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Comments (19)

Police were called by CL Smooth. Messed up!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 11:05 AM

Gabriel Diaz, Jade Everette, Lewis Pena, Cynthia Rosa, Jessy Ayala:
PUNK
ASS
BITCHES

We, the peace loving concert goers, really need to police ourselves better. Then PUNK ASS BITCHES try to start shit at shows, we really need to put those sad fucks down before the po po show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 11:16 AM

Amen, my brotha.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 11:57 AM

11:16 clearly didn't read the police report. Those people are innocent - the people who originally started the brawl outside of the club left before police arrived. I guarantee that all of those people (Gabriel, Jade, Lewis, etc.) walk away with at least $50,000 each as a result of the lawsuit.

I was there, cops just came into TH and maced/batoned everyone within an arm's length. No rhyme or reason - young women included. The one's arrested are just the ones who actually tried to defend themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 12:21 PM

why are we talking like cretins?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 12:25 PM

I was there. Out front, lot of drama from a few bad eggs. That started the whole thing. People need to chill out, and cops need to stop the batons and shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 12:38 PM

"Police and thieves in the street...."

- Junior Murvin

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 12:46 PM

I wasn't there....hey, wanna hear what happened??

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 1:04 PM

Time for some accountability
For all
Punks, cops, and media
All are guilty

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 1:08 PM

Bad eggs can ruin an otherwise good omellete. It is very important to choose your eggs wisely. Please buy cage-free eggs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 1:48 PM

It's true that a few bad eggs can ruin an omelate, but a few bad chickpeas will not ruin a hummus. It is one of lifes eternal mysteries.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 1:59 PM

Hummus : food :: Archimedean spiral : geometry

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 4:24 PM

"why are we talking like cretins?"

It's BV.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 7:31 PM

Kiddies, remember a week ago when everyone was absolutely convinced that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was guilty as sin?

Things are not always as they seem.

Support true alternative news sources.

Keep an open mind.

Breathe.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 8:35 PM

Don't ever call the cops. Period. They will never help & only make things worse. Club/bar security should know that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2011 11:43 PM

I would never want to be a NYC cop. Worst job in the world. I have several close friends that are NYC cops. Most of them can't wait to retire. It's hard to give respect if no one gives you respect. You get crapped on by those with seniority over you. You get crap from people you're trying to protect. You get crap from the media. It takes upwards of 6-7 hours to go through the paperwork of arresting someone, and then they're back on the street a few hours later. I'm not defending when cops do bad things (it does happen for sure). But I truly believe that most start out with good intentions, and get disgruntled and discouraged after a while. They're just trying to do their job, and they get crapped on for it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 9:11 AM

"Don't ever call the cops. Period. They will never help & only make things worse. Club/bar security should know that."

Yeah, it seems whenever there are cops around whenever people are hanging out, the first thought that comes into my head is "Shouldn't you be out catching REAL criminals?"

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 9:57 AM

The above poster is right. If you run a bar/venue, DO NOT EVER call the cops. No matter what. They will write you a ticket for "disorderly premises". You are better off rolling the dice and hope for the best. Unfortunately, if you are concerned about safety of your patrons, you will likely get shut down by the cops if you need to call them. It's your money or your customers safety... you have to decide.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 10:23 AM

While there's no doubt that cops can and will use excessive force at times, I think that it can also be said that there are situations where people openly bait and provoke cops, just for being present. Just being human, it has got to be hard to restrain yourself when people openly curse at you and wave their hands in your face. Just playing devil's advocate here....

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 12:50 PM

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