Now this is my kind of heart-warming story, the kind with a political twist. Almost exactly a year ago I covered the famous incident, and video, of a small group of Occupy Wall Street protesters getting pepper-sprayed by a certain NYC cop with the too-good-to-be-true name of Tony Bologna. It was a watershed moment. Occupy had just formed and was getting roundly ignored by the press until this outrage.
Today came news that one of the victims, now 26, had joined some others in a high-profile lawsuit against Bologna and the city. And guess what? She is now pregnant--by a Good Samaritan/medic who came to her aid that day. They plan to wed. Some wag on my Twitter feed has already suggested they name the kid Kettle. The NY Post has its take here, including photo. Here's the famous video again:
Monday, September 24, 2012
Pepper-Sprayed and Pregnant
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch