Police Subdue Democratic Lawmaker on Freeway With Punches and Tasers
Reporters interviewed Democrat Steven Brooks after his arrest in January for threatening to shoot Nevada Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
Steven went to the interview… shirtless.
Democrat Steven Brooks from Las Vegas
Authorities arrested former Rep. Steven Brooks on a freeway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas this weekend. Police subdued the Democratic lawmaker with punches and tasers.
The AP reported:
Police chased a former lawmaker on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and arrested him at gunpoint following a struggle, hours after he became the first person ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature.
Steven Brooks was jailed in California’s San Bernardino County after being subdued with punches and a Taser. Police alleged he attacked a police dog with a wrench.
“It’s hard to know where he was going, what he thought he was doing and why he would be involved in a high-speed chase,” Brooks’ attorney, Mitchell Posin, told The Associated Press on Friday. “I think he feels the world is against him. But I’m just piecing together bits of information.”
Brooks’ arrest Thursday near the California city of Victorville was his third since January, and came just hours after colleagues in the Legislature deemed the Democrat from North Las Vegas too dangerous and unpredictable to serve his elected term. Lawmakers wept Thursday as they cited concerns about their own safety and evidence collected about an increasingly bizarre series of public incidents.
Democrats must be very proud.
They sure know how to pick em.