While watching the World Series last night, I was also watching the OWH’s Roseann Moring‘s and KETV’s Alexandra Stone‘s live Tweets at Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s town hall at the South Omaha Library.
What caught my attention were the “tense moments” and then the ruckus in the hallway with Omaha Police. A woman was standing there accusing someone of “assault” and then others around her were yelling for the media to come and pay attention to them.
Well a group of people went there with the plan to “confront” Mayor Stothert. How do I know this? They made their own Facebook logo:
(Apparently this involved shaving with barbed wire…)
In any case, after a group of five or six didn’t get the answers they wanted from the Police Chief, they stood up in the middle of the session, walked out, and one (who adopted Fidel Castro’s hat and beard) yelled, “Power to the People!” Because, protest.
As they’re walking out, one woman stops at the door, and the Mayor’s Chief of Staff Marty Bilek was next to her.
Lots of shaky cell-phone cams were there, but KETV’s camera was about a foot away from both of them.
Go to the very beginning of Alexandra Stone’s report on KETV and you can see the two standing there. She is not “assaulted”. She’s not “pushed”. She doesn’t move, until she turns to him. And moreover, no one in the crowd bats an eye.
Now of course the woman acts outraged, as she may have touched Bilek. But you can see that no one else there reacted.
Ah but wait! WOWT has some cell phone coverage of what the woman is shrieking is an ASSAULT!
OK, you ready? Because here’s a still image from the super-slow-mo:
Hey look, you be the judge.
And decide who the reasonable people in the room are.
Because that’s the way to keep up to date on the talk of Nebraska politics!