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Monday, September 24, 2012

Pepper-Sprayed and Pregnant

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:


Anonymous said...

A writer would know "with the too good to be true name of Tony Bologna" should be "with the too-good-to-be-true name of Tony Bologna"

Anonymous said...


"joined some others in a high-profile lawsuits against Bologna"

proofreader ASAP!

Josh Martin said...

Kettle's a good name. Derived from the Old Norse name Ketil, meaning a helmet. Definitely appropriate!

Anonymous said...

Awwww...Good on them!!