As promised, I attended a book discussion and signing for former Manhattan ADA Linda Fairstein. I don't have much to say right now. I was very disappointed and intend to listen to as much of the City Council hearings on NYPD misconduct and abuse when they start next week (?).
Sadly, most of the African Americans in attendance at last night's appearance were kicked out. Because I wasn't, NY Amsterdam News reporter Yusef Salaam (no relation to the Central Park 5's Yusuf Salaam) referred to me as "the honorary white man" as he was being escorted from the premises by security and the police.
Sharonne Salaam demonstrated lots of restraint after the store manager defamed her and she was forced to leave the event. At no time did she interrupt, harass or confront Fairstein or her supporters. The manager claimed she had standing death threats against Fairstein and the discussion and signing would not continue with her in attendance.
More to come.
Posted by ronn at January 22, 2003 04:32 PM
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