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February 25, 2007

Wikipedia Update

Hey, gang! There's a paragraph in the Wikipedia regarding Mayor Ravenstahl and the Heinz Field Handcuffs!

As of this morning (2/25/07) this is what it says:

In January 2007, radio and television talk show host John McIntire wrote in his Pittsburgh politics blog MacYapper that on Halloween night 2005 at Heinz Field, then-City Councilman Ravenstahl shoved a Pittsburgh police officer and was led away in handcuffs but released shortly after. The blog speculated that Bob O'Connor, who was not yet mayor, played a role in keeping the incident quiet.

The rumors spread to other Pittsburgh politics blogs and then to the mainstream media, forcing Ravenstahl to go public to dispel the rumors.[12]

During a radio interview with KDKA, Ravenstahl responded to the allegations, saying that McIntire had lied to hurt him politically. McIntire responded by saying that the mayor's response further brought into question his maturity.[13]

Robert McNeilly, Pittsburgh's police chief when the incident occurred, publicly questioned how the case was handled, saying that the behavior of both Ravenstahl and Pittsburgh Police Officer Mark Hoehn should have been scrutinized more closely. "Admits to drinking with several of his friends. Becomes argumentative with a police officer. Using vulgarity towards a police officer. Led away in handcuffs," McNeilly said. "How many 25-year-old young men who have been drinking, who were just vulgar with the police and shouting at the police, would be un-handcuffed and released?" McNeilly said that both word of an unusual situation like this not traveling up the chain of command, as well as the lack of documentation, are out of the ordinary.[14]

We'll see how long it stays up in its current condition.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that you yourself, put that paragraph there.

dayvoe said...

Uh, No.

You CAN go to the article and see it's history. The paragraph was posted on the 16th (as far as I can tell).

There's even an IP address there.

Is it mine?

No.

PghLesbian said...

Well, thankfully the geni seem to all be sleeping or reading the paper.

Thanks for the post, dayvoe. Gave me a chuckle on a cruddy morning.

Anonymous said...

And I am supposed to know what your IP Address is how, considering it isn't listed here anywhere.

Being that your IP address is unknown to me, and you obviously haven't a clue as to how the internet works, I think your response to me was a lame-ass attempt at covering your lies.

I think you are lying, David.

Anonymous said...

Oh, David...you have to be a member to see that information.

(1) One has to be logged in to see the detailed history or an article

and

(2) Why would you think I knew what your IP Address is? Is it listed anywhere on this blog for public view? No.

I rest my case. I think you're lying. You *did* create that paragraph, didn't you?

Anonymous said...

Oh, David...you have to be a member to see that information.

(1) One has to be logged in to see the detailed history or an article

and

(2) Why would you think I knew what your IP Address is? Is it listed anywhere on this blog for public view? No.

I rest my case. I think you're lying. You *did* create that paragraph, didn't you?

dayvoe said...

Anonymous can think what he or she wants.

I didn't post the paragraph in the Wikipedia.

Anonymous said...

And you can say what you want. I still maintain that you are lying about the article.

You fail to respond to: You mentioned that the IP Address listed is not yours. That right there is where I caught you in your lie. How could I know what your IP Address is being that it is not publicly displayed?

As the old saying goes, David:

"The one that smelt it, dealt it"

Justin said...

Anonymous is completely off base, but then, anonymous posters usually are.

Here is the fellow who posted the stuff about the controversy...on January 24th.

And, by the way, I'm not logged into Wikipedia, and I can still see the article history, so you're wrong twice.

I'd suggest growing a brain, but that wouldn't be nice of me, so I won't.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone pay attention to the Ravenstahl entry on Wikipedia? It's still February and this campaign is already beyond silly.

Anonymous said...

Here's an update. Someone at the IP address "67.163.141.201" tried (unsuccessfully, as it turns out) to remove the paragraphs on the Interim Mayor's temporary handcuff detention at Heinz Field.

The question is, why? It happened, didn't it?

Maria said...

Calling someone a liar with absolutely no proof makes you an ass. Doing it repeatedly just makes you a bigger ass.

If you are the arbiter of truth, why don't you be truthful about who you are instead of hiding your identity?

I'd like to assume that there are some honorable Ravenstahl supporters out there.

Even Lil Lukey deserves better supporters than this anonymous moron.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit? Wikipedia is a joke. Anyone can change anything every two minutes. It just doesn't fucking matter.

Justin said...

So, you've changed from lying outright to saying it doesn't matter what is on Wikipedia.

Soooour Graaaaaaaapes we shall call you, he-without-a-name.

Anonymous said...

"anonymous" is not the same person every time, you dumb shit. I'm the guy who swears a lot.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

You have to admit, one turd looks pretty much like another.