Tuesday, November 13, 2007

12th Street Tragedy

As I drove up 12th street today at 11:30 a.m. I saw candles and white roses arranged in front of a wrought iron fence, a woman's crying face, a man huddled next to her. A little later (I went around the block again, compelled) a saw a woman keel over in grief, caught and then supported by 3 or 4 women.

Perhaps that was the mother of the 26 year-old man killed there yesterday, as I read later in the Daily News online. The article mentions the name of the assailant, Antonio Bruno, but not the name of the victim, maybe because, according to the article, the family hadn't been notified.

What a sad day for 12th Street. The article mentions that Bruno has a long history of drug arrests, another lesson teaching what results from neglecting the desperate. If only we knew more ways to help.

The mural above is on the corner of 12th and 5th. Who painted it?


Chris Kreussling (Flatbush Gardener) said...

This was reported in The Brooklyn Paper. They identify the victim as William Rosario of East New York.

I first learned of this on Ditmas Park Blog, who found it buried in the New York Post. Note that the New York Post got this completely wrong, placing it in a totally different neighborhood.

amarilla said...

I wonder if the victim, William Rosario, really lived in East New York. Thanks for your efforts to set the record straight xris.