Bryan Stow, Beaten Giants Fan, in Coma; L.A. County Lawmaker Questions Dodgers Security

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Dodgers: tame your fans
By now most people know about Bryan Stow, the 42-year-old paramedic and hardcore Giants fan who was brutally beaten outside the Los Angeles stadium last week after the season opener. While he is in a medically induced coma, the question remains: Was security at the game adequate?

L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich point-blank asked the Dodgers that very question, to which the team responded yes.

According to Los Angeles media outlets, Frank McCourt, owner of the Dodgers, told reporters that Thursday's beating was "an isolated incident" and that security at the game was appropriate.

Stow was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being brutally beaten by two men wearing Dodgers clothing. He is now in a medically induced coma.

Antonovich offered a $10,000 reward Saturday for information leading to the arrests of the two suspects responsible for the beating. He also wants more security and stricter rules when it comes to selling booze at the games.

Over the weekend, police released composite sketches of the two suspects, yet Detective Larry Burcher told reporters that security cameras revealed "nothing of great value."

On Sunday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked fans to keep the deep-rooted rivalry between the Dodgers and the Giants on the field.

"This attack is unconscionable behavior that will not be tolerated in either of our ballparks or in either of our cities," they said in a joint statement. "Root hard for your teams and do so with civility and common decency."

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jack
jack

where was the camera at when this was happening?

Giants FAn
Giants FAn

Worthless Scum of the earth!!! Bomb East LA!!!!

closetheborder
closetheborder

I'm sure those cholos are being protected and probably hiding out in Meheeeeco. That's where they always run.

Craigfnp
Craigfnp

My prayers and best wishes to Bryan and his family. I'm a Dodgers fan, and I'm ashamed that these thugs passed themselves off as Dodger fans. I vote to excommunicate these dullards from Dodger Nation.

FiveDollar
FiveDollar

Los Dodgers is all I can say. Yeah, I hear the element down there is what you described too and as long as the fat cat Frank McCourt is making money he will say security is adequate. That's how some people enjoy themselves by cheering on a beating or violent act. The onlookers probably did not want to get hurt themselves as they see it in their public school or neighborhood each week. They won't snitch or get involved. But we need this type of element (thugs, cholos and gang bangers) to be cleaned up permanently or profiled at the gate and not let inside. Fortunately, in some light, there were no weapons used. BTW, how do you think that 10 yr old in the getaway car will grow up to be. Sad incident, I am glad I will be leaving SoCal in a couple of months. CSI? their prints or blood may be in the system already. ? I just want punks like this caught.

Gellin
Gellin

Los Dodgers is all I can say. Yeah, I hear the element down there is what you described too and as long as the fat cat Frank McCourt is making money he will say security is adequate. That's how some people enjoy themselves by cheering on a beating or violent act. The onlookers probably did not want to get hurt themselves as they see it in their public school or neighborhood each week. They won't snitch or get involved. But we need this type of element (thugs, cholos and gang bangers) to be cleaned up permanently or profiled at the gate and not let inside. Fortunately, in some light, there were no weapons used. BTW, how do you think that 10 yr old in the getaway car will grow up to be. Sad incident, I am glad I will be leaving SoCal in a couple of months. CSI? their prints or blood may be in the system already. ? I just want punks like this caught.

Justine Kelleher
Justine Kelleher

A $25,000 reward is equivalent to a penny or less of what they make. and it is conditional if the punks are caught. What a heartless organization they are. Why can't they take care of his medical expenses? you know lawyers will get involved. I bet the McCourts have discussed their liability or loss of profit with their lawyers by now. Not blame the Dodgers' organization. So, so-called fans and suspect individuals (thugs) can run rampant and no security guard in the parking lots, nearby. Don't the security guards "direct traffic" or watch loud crowd gatherings?It could also happen at a concert. Crowd control or mob control is part of the business of holding live entertainment events and sports is one of them. Frank McCourt claiming it was appropriate is a cop-out. Just like airline flights that crash,the inspection was appropriate. Cheap guy. it seems now that his big divorce loss is appropriate. Appropriate is not having 100 people cheer on the beating of an innocent fan. Brain damage!!! and it is appropriate. This is a multi-million dollar lawsuit awarded by any jury. Now that is appropriate and you'll be spending more in the future

Larry Davis
Larry Davis

Let's hope they catch these punks. Hang Them.

Kid212
Kid212

City municipalities need to step up to the plate and protect their citizens. Going down to the ball park use to be the all American pass time. You could bring your entire family to the game and really enjoy the entire experience from start to finish. You didnt have to worry about getting stabbed or robbed, people use to respect the fact that children where around.. City legislaters need to designate their city ball parks as double-fine zones and implement a zero tolerance policy for violence. Increase police presence ( reserves ) and designate plain clothes officers in the stands.. That should send the message to all the thugs to stay home.. The ballpark should be a family park.

Sophiasdaddy
Sophiasdaddy

My concern: Why hasn't anybody in SoCal written about the throng of Dodger fans who surrounded the beating as they walked to their cars? I'm pretty familiar with the demographics that made their way out of the stadium on Thursday night. Apparently NOBODY bothered to try to stop the kicking of my friend Bryan's skull when he was down. Apparently nobody tried to catch the guys as they made their way to a vehicle with a female driver and baby inside? Would it be a stretch for me to say that there may have been actual CHEERING going on?

Jason Steffan

Jeremy
Jeremy

I was on the scene just after security had gained control of the area and Bryan had been taken away. The demographics were definitely the type that would be void of good samaritans. I don't give a flying f*ck about who may be offended because facts are facts. The area of the attack had a huge number of hispanics with either an uninterested stare or smiling as they recounted the event. It definitely had the feel of an event in Guatemala I had attended where it felt like Thunderdome or "anything goes".

I've never felt security at Dodgers stadium is adequate, especially at the beginning of the year when a larger cross section of the population attends the games there as opposed to later in the season when the crowds are mostly true fans of the sport. The true fans are not there to beat people's brains in but at the beginning of the year, the stands are filled with the subhuman L.A. Homies who should definitely be profiled at the gate. Not to hard to pick out the kind of scum who is more apt to do something like this. I'm sure their girlfriends are proud of them and their parents will tell you that they're good boys.

ockysays
ockysays

I'm Hispanic, I've been a good Samaritan before in stopping a couple of guys who were trying to rob a young lady of her purse and phone. I'm also a Dodger fan even though I live in the Bay Area, as is my entire family who still live in LA and are pillars of the local community, volunteering at our church and local charities. Members of my family have fought for this country. What haPpend to Mr Stow was atrocious and those cowards who did this should pay for it. But blaming it on a certain "demographic" is bullshit. So go fuck yourself and your jackass comments. Since when did the SF Weekly turn into the comments section for SFGate.

say what
say what

So basically this was a group similar to those who mobbed/robbed/trashed/lit on fire parts of San Francisco after we won the World Series, especially the Mission?

Shocking.

Palmdesertbound
Palmdesertbound

I hear his partner set up a fund to help pay for his medical bills. Really??? The Dodgers should pay the entire bill and more, then maybe they will take Stadium Security seriously.

Chris King
Chris King

I would go a bit further and say those who have allowed Illegal Immigration to run rampid should pay for this.

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