Being a podcast about how history “really is made up along the way” means there is always something to talk about. Most of the time, Dan and Lyle focus on one main topic for a show and get into lengthy discussions about that event–be it from the past, or a current event that we believe will shape the future. This time, the guys took a potpourri approach, grabbing a handful of current headlines and chatting briefly about each. In this episode: police and football players in Texas; police and babies in Virginia; Kim Davis and the “Eye of the Tiger;” Hillary Clinton’s emails; Ashley Madison passwords; and bacon. Have a listen.
Bexar County, Texas Deputies Shoot and Kill Man
There are two videos, one made public, which seem to show a man with his hands in the air being shot by sheriff’s deputies in front of a home in San Antonio. The man, Gilbert Flores, had a knife, according to deputies, and had been resisting arrest.
Deputies arrived on scene, responding to a domestic disturbance call from Flores’ home. What they found was a woman and baby, both of whom had injuries; the woman with a cut on her head and undisclosed injuries to the baby. Before using lethal force, the deputies are said to have tried to subdue Flores with stun guns and shields.
Wannabe Bonnie and Clyde Open Fire on Police, with Baby in the Back Seat
Angelo Perry and India Kager were shot to death within 15 seconds of police officers approaching their car. Perry had opened fire on the police, getting off four rounds before both he and Kager were mortally wounded. Unbeknownst to the officers, the couple’s 4-month-old son, Roman, was in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle.
Police had received a tip that Perry was a person of interest in a homicide investigation. Recently released from prison after serving 12 years for shooting someone in the back, he had been under surveillance for about a half hour before the altercation took place. In 2013, Perry was denied parole due to his history of drug use and violent crimes. He was considered a threat to society.
Texas High School Football Ref “Targeted” and “Blindsided”
Meanwhile, back in San Antonio, two high school football players from John Jay High School have been “suspended from the team and school pending further investigation” into an event that occurred during a Friday night football game. The two unnamed students can be seen on video, one tackling the referee, and the other giving a late hit after the ref had already hit the ground. Two other players from John Jay had already been ejected from the game.
An assistant coach for John Jay High School, Mack Breed, has been accused of instigating the attack, saying “this guy needs to pay for cheating us.”
Kim Davis Gets the Stink “Eye of the Tiger”
Accompanied by presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, Kim Davis gave a short “speech” just minutes after being released from jail. The people in Governor Huckabee’s camp thought it appropriate to introduce Davis to the crowd to the tune of Survivor’s song “Eye of the Tiger.” Rising up and back on the street, Davis, through tears, thanked the crowd and promised no changes in her behavior.
Survivor singer, Frankie Sullivan is hangin’ tough and stayin’ hungry. He says he didn’t give Kim Davis the rights to use the song and “would not grant her the right to use Charmin!”
All of this, plus stupid cheaters’ stupid Ashley Madison passwords and Hillary Clinton’s email SNAFU, in Episode 105 of Flash Past.