Monday, August 6, 2007

19 years ago today

(yes, I realize that it's the 62nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, but I figured that'd be mentioned at least a couple of other places) New York City police started a riot (videotaped, thank you) when they attempted to clear Tompkins Square Park of its resident homeless. 44 people were injured.

just about 34 months later the park (named for former Vice-President to James Monroe, Daniel D. Tompkins (that'd make him our 6th VP; he also has a Staten Island elementary school named for him)) was closed for restoration, which gave the city a good excuse (and opportunity) to finally clear the homeless out.

happy anniversary.

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