I have yet to live in a neighborhood where their presence is welcomed, I have yet to live in a neighborhood where they are not seen as an antagonist, I have yet to live in a neighborhood where they do not treat the residents like criminals they just haven't caught yet.
"As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know."
—Donald Rumsfeld, Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing
"One cyclist, Craig Radhuber, 54, said he was a few feet behind Mr. Long, whom he said he did not know. He said Officer Pogan 'body-slammed this kid off the bicycle so hard that he went from the lane to the curb.'...Bill DiPaola, a director of Time’s Up, told the Times he arrived just after Long went down. 'He got up and was dazed. They put their knees on top of his head and were smashing him into a phone booth.' Long, who was not wearing a helmet, was bruised but not hospitalized, and spent 26 hours in jail."
"'For like a good two to three minutes he's just hitting me on the head,' said [Steven] Fayia. 'That's when he busted my teeth, my jaw swollen, I got a bruise here, kept hitting my on the side.' ...Sergeant Justin Vitrano was the NOPD officer accused in the attack...Darrel Fayia said he asked Vitrano to stay at the scene until Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies arrived. However, he said the officer drove off anyway, but not before offering an explanation...."All he told me is that your son was picking on my son," said Darrel Fayia....'His son was just sitting in the car smiling in the passenger seat...' ...Vitrano was issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery."
« Older One hundred years ago today (12/16/08), Maria de l... | Martian maps... Newer »
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments
Buy a Shirt