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by Peter Moskos

February 2, 2012

The attempted murder of Officer Brennan

I wish Officer Brennan and his family the best. Nobody recovers completely from a gunshot wound to the head. Nobody.

And I can't help be moved by this amazing photo by Robert Stolarik for the New York Times capturing a failed two-bit criminal being himself. The caption reads:
Luis Ortiz taunted photographers and jeered at onlookers as he was taken from a Brooklyn precinct station house on Wednesday to be booked for the shooting of Police Officer Kevin Brennan.
Purely as photography, it's a gem. As an insight into a person, it's depressing.


Anonymous said...

two-cit criminal? What does that mean?

PCM said...

I meant (and changed it to) two-bit.