While Blue Walls of coordinated police corruption are as common (and welcome) as head colds, Blue Moons are as rare as responses from public servants that resonate rather than rankle … kudos to New York City Council Member Gale Brewer for personally addressing the NYPD’s behaviors towards Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Anyone wishing copies of the related correspondence Brewer forwarded is welcome to email me at email@example.com with “send copies” in the subject line.
And for anyone wishing to know when the next Blue Moon is … it’s August 31st, 2012.
From: Susan Chandler
Date: November 14, 2011 6:25:50 AM EST
To: “Brewer, Gale”
Subject: Fwd: Thank You For Contacting Council Member Gale A. Brewer
Honorable Gale A. Brewer
Council Member, District 6
New York City Council
250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York, NY 10007
Dear Council Member Brewer,
I very much appreciate you taking the time to respond to my email.
It was gratifying to learn that you have gone on the record to object to the NYPD’s treatment of OWS protesters. The response you received from the NYPD was disappointing, but not surprising. There is much in the news that indicates that upper level changes in management need to be made; the wide scale planting of drugs to make false arrests betrays an ominously criminal mindset.
Again, thank you for your response, and for standing up for yourself and your constituents.