July 27, 2003

More on the James Davis Assassination

More on the assassination of New York Councilman James E. Davis-

Gay City News, 25-31 July 2003: Obsession Turns Deadly

A steady stream of news media reports on July 24 began detailing the troubled past of Othniel Boaz Askew, who gunned down City Councilmember James Davis in the balcony of the Council chamber the day before. +++

Also see two recent articles by writer-commentator Keith Boykin. He's also written about a possible gay angle in the apparent murder of college basketball player Patrick Dennehy by a former Baylor University teammate.

(I find it unfortunate that Councilman Davis is being portrayed as a closet case that is somehow responsible for his own death at Boykin's site and elsewhere. A definite minus of the internet culture of blogging and the quick dissemination of information, however idiotic and uninformed.)

Posted by ronn at July 27, 2003 06:59 PM

Agreed, regarding Keith's website. Reckless rumor mongering. People need to understand that webloggers can be sued for libel and slander just like newspapers. Posted by: Bernie on July 28, 2003 09:42 AM
Thanks for being the level-headed, clear voice of reason at various sites Bernie. Posted by: ronn on July 28, 2003 04:03 PM