Proper Medium

Wednesday night in Jackson GA hundreds gathered to protest the execution of Troy Davis. Most of the protesters were behind a police line across the street from the main entrance to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison where Davis was to be executed. There was another group of about one hundred twenty-five protesters on the prison grounds, inside a sort of corral.

At the time of this recording the entrance to the prison was guarded by roughly 50 policemen, many dressed in black riot gear and carrying machine guns. There were also several policemen guarding the police line across the street from the prison. The line was marked with nylon rope and yellow tape and behind it several hundred protesters were standing, holding signs, chanting, singing, shouting and beating on plastic buckets and drums.

Several protesters, led by one man who appeared to be in his mid twenties, decided to try to cross the police line and join the other protesters inside the corral on the prison grounds. A scuffle between the man and the police and several other members of the crowd ensued and ended with two people being handcuffed and removed from the scene by the police, presumably arrested, though I’m not entirely sure. 

WARNING: Some people may find this recording disturbing. It may not be safe to play through loudspeakers at your place of work. It will sound better through headphones anyway.

Today behind the studio. (You’ll enjoy it more with headphones.)

George Kuchar 
August 31, 1942 – September 6, 2011
Photo clicks through to Kuchar’s Hold Me While I’m Naked (and may not be safe for your work environment.)
Gerwald Rockenschaub, “Billboard 01”, 1991 
it is now beer time.
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