Thankfully, the Atlantic covered this story, because no one else seems interested despite it taking place in America’s most populous city. In part, that’s because the same thing happened last year, and for the same reason — a curfew violation in, er, “the city that never sleeps.” It’s unrelated to the shutdown, but it’s still strange that the Times, Post, and Daily News didn’t bother to note it in some fashion today:
Veterans of the Vietnam War were arrested earlier tonight at the New York City memorial after staying on the premises past the curfew time of 10 p.m. Police gave multiple warnings as veterans continued to read from a list of names. Video from the event shows that not only veterans were loaded into the paddy wagon, but also younger participants in the vigil as well.
Say, isn’t the Mayor of NYC some billionaire guy named Bloomberg? Claims he’s always got the best interests of the little guy foremost in his thoughts?
Wonder when these Vietnam Vets get out of jail? I hope nemo, or somebody, is around to buy them a drink when it happens.