Travis Scott’s lawyer slams ‘finger-pointing’ over Astroworld tragedy: What we know

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Travis Scott’s Astroworld Music Festival It turned fatal on 5 November when crowds pushed the concerts towards the stage, crushing and crushing fans, killing eight and some fighting for their lives.

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Since then, a criminal investigation has been launched into the incident and many lawsuits A case has been registered against Scott and the promoter, Live Nation Entertainment.

Meanwhile, in a statement released to Granthshala earlier this month, Scott’s attorney Edwin F. McPherson has been accused of “finging-pointing,” sending “incoherent messages” and “backtracking from original statements” at Houston city officials, among others.


“The investigation should start with finger pointing so that together, we can identify exactly what happened and how we can prevent anything like this from happening again,” McPherson said.

On November 11, USA Today exclusively disclosed findings from an 11-page log written by firefighters in front of the night. Notes filled out manually by Houston Fire officers at a command center show how the festival began with crowds at barricades and escalated into further chaos and how police, paramedics and others responded to the escalating crisis.

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As the details of one of the deadliest concert disasters in American history are revealed, here’s everything else we know so far.

‘This is when it all got real’:Firefighter log reveals deadly moments in Astroworld

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Astroworld security guard was not injected with drugs: Police chief

On November 10, Houston Police Chief Troy Finer offered clarity on the security guard who was rumored To inject drugs during melee. Finer said the guard was not injected with anything, but was hit in the head and fell unconscious. He said police were still investigating whether narcotics were found at the concert.

Finner said it was for the promoter to show Live Nation Entertainment., no police, To “secure” the two mosh pits directly in front of the stage, stating the staffing record submitted by the organizers was “just not good”. He insisted that he was not placing any blame.

Finer defended the Houston Police Department’s ability to conduct an impartial investigation, saying, “We investigate ourselves all the time.” Finer confirmed “about 530” police officers were onsite at the concert. The police chief, who said he spoke to Scott ahead of his concert Friday about security concerns, denied having an affair with the rapper that would hinder the investigation.

“I’m a 54-year-old man. I meet a lot of people. I was born and raised here in Houston. If you call meeting (Scott) a Twice Relationship… it’s not a close relationship for me. I’ve only talked to him twice. Let’s put it to rest,’ said Finer.

Finer called the FBI a participant in the investigation, but said his department was leading.

When asked why the police didn’t shut down the show immediately, Finner replied, “When you say the rights and the ability to end the show, we don’t keep the plug … to end the show.” The final authority lies with the production, and the entertainer. And that should be through communication with public safety officials.”

Finner later said Twitter That when CPR was performed on members of the audience, Houston police “asked the personnel in charge of the program to stop the demonstration.”

He declined to comment on questions about the timeline of Friday’s events, saying it was part of an ongoing investigation.

“The timeline is a major focus of the investigation right now,” Finer said.

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Festival’s operational plan was lacking

The 56-page incident operations plan for the celebration, obtained by Granthshala, revealed protocols for what to do in case of “multiple casualty incidents” as well as an active shooter, bomb threats, severe weather and more.

The Safety and Security Plan outlined an incident management plan that includes what to do in the case of “death as a result of traumatic injury”. The protocol included notifying incident control and the “suspected deceased victim” using the code “Smurf” and not using the word “dead” or “dead” on the radio.

Multiple casualty event planning called for informing hospitals of the need to establish communication and triage stations and prepare for incoming patients. Another section of the document describes what to do when there is “civil unrest or riot” and listed tips for identifying dangerous mob behavior. Guidance again included reporting the activity to incident control and requesting the supervisor.

The plan did not specifically specify what to do in case of overcrowding.

Travis Scott watches a crowd as he performs at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park.

Texas governor launches concert-safety task force

In the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement Announcing on November 10 that he would form the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety.

The task force, led by Texas Music Office director Brendan Anthony, will consist of a team of security experts, firefighters and music-industry experts, as well as representatives from state police chiefs and sheriff’s associations.

The task force aims to “develop meaningful solutions that will keep Texans safe while maximizing the enjoyment of live concerts.”

“Live music is a source of joy, entertainment and community for so many Texans – and the last thing concertgoers should worry about for their safety and security,” Governor Abbott said in the statement.

Houston Fire Department loses contact with private pharmaceutical group

Houston fire officials — sitting outside the festival grounds — had no way of communicating directly with medics at ParaDocs Worldwide, the festival Medic Group contracted to provide treatment to fans, USA Today reported 9 November,

Fire officials said Houston fire officials shared a two-way radio with police, but only had cellphone numbers for paradox medics — who didn’t work or answer in the frenzy of the night.

A lapse in communication with ParaDocs cost the Houston Fire Department valuable minutes to launch a robust medical response, fire officials said as people were crushed, crushed and gasped for their last breaths , while the authorities struggled to get information and prepare a rescue plan.

Interviews with senior fire officers and documents detailing the night’s events, including a 22-page medical plan filed by Paradox, reviewed by USA Today, show that Scott took the stage after How quickly the severity of the injuries escalated and how quickly the Paradox was overwhelmed, causing a fire in Houston. For officers to assume authority and deploy resources to the scene.

Houston Fire Department loses contact with private medical group as Astroworld disaster unfolds

9-year-old Ezra, who was in a coma, dies after being separated from his father at Astroworld

Hundreds of people were treated on the spot and at least 13 were hospitalised. According to family members, they included a 9-year-old boy who had attended the festivities along with his father, but was turned away as the crowd became dangerously packed.

Bernan Blount said his grandson Ezra was in a medically induced coma at a hospital in Houston on November 9 and the boy’s heart, lungs and brain were injured in the scuffle.

“My son, once he passed out from the pressure being applied to him during the concert, he passed out and Ezra fell into the crowd,” Blount told The Associated Press, “When my son awoke, Ezra was not there.”

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on November 14 confirmed that Blount had died in a tweet, Blount was the 10th person to die from injuries related to the November 5 concert.

This photo provided by Taylor Blount shows 9-year-old Ezra Blount posing outside the Astroworld music festival in Houston.  Ezra was injured at the concert as the crowd grew.

Ezra was the youngest person to die in connection with the concert, where a large crowd marched toward the stage during Scott’s performance, people so tightly packed together that they couldn’t breathe.

“I am saddened to learn of Ezra’s death this evening,” Turner wrote. “Our city prays tonight for his mom, dad, grandparents, other family members and classmates at this time. He will need all of our support in the months and years to come. May God give him strength.”

Claims of ‘profits’ more than protection in litigation

Dozens of concertgoers . have filed lawsuits, and Scott is named in at least 14 personal injury lawsuits filed by Astroworld attendees in Harris County, Texas, alleging negligence and gross negligence.

“Sadly, because of the defendant’s benefit at the expense of the health and safety of those attending the concerts, and their encouragement of violence, at least 8 people lost their lives and many others were injured.” , that was supposed to happen one night. Fun,” reads one of the complaints filed on behalf of injured Astroworld participant Manuel Souza.

Renowned civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump filed on behalf of survivor Noah Gutierrez. Gutierrez described a scene of “chaos and desperation,” Crump said.

“We are hearing horrific accounts of the terror and helplessness experienced by people,” Crump said in a statement. “The horror of the crushing mob and the horrific trauma of watching people die trying to save them.”

Legal action has also been taken by concert attendee Christian Paredes.

“There is no excuse for what happened at NRG Stadium on Friday night,” Paredes’ attorney, Thomas J. Henry, said in a news release. “There’s every indication that the cast, organizers and venue were aware of not only the busy crowd, but also that there could be injuries and potential deaths. Nevertheless, they decided to put the advantage on their attendees and found fatalities. Let the show go on.”

The families of Jacob “Jake” Jurinek, 20, and Franco Patino, 21—two close friends from suburban Chicago who were killed at the concert—also filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Scott, Live Nation Entertainment Company, and others. has been filed.

“The defendants failed miserably …

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