A bundle of joy and Occupier of at least two hearts is about to enter the world. Mother Kaylee and father Robert were brought together due to none other than Inspector Tony Bologna's cruelty, Bologna being the infamous member of the New York Police Department who pepper-sprayed Kaylee Dedrick and others on video during the first round of Occupy Wall Street protests last year.
Ms. Dedrick, 26, is expecting a daughter in two weeks with Robert Grodt, 25, said her lawyer, Ronald L. Kuby.
The couple met a year ago today, after Ms. Dedrick, a teacher's assistant with no history of arrests, was sprayed on the sidewalk on East 12th Street. Mr. Grodt, a volunteer medic, took her into a movie theater and treated her in a utility closet. On New Year’s Eve, he proposed to her in Zuccotti Park.
Bologna comes in almost unseen from the right, sprays, then retreats quickly
This acidic (or, should we say, capsaicinic ?) correction is posted along with the article on Ms. Dedrick and Mr. Grodt.
An earlier version of this post contained a photo and a video that were not of Kaylee Dedrick, the subject of the piece. The photo and video were of a different young woman with short hair and a gray tank top who appears in a different video of Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna pepper-spraying protesters.A different young woman... a different video... the same asshole, pepper-spraying away. Got it.
According to the article, a total of six people have now sued Inspector Bologna. And according to the Huffington Post, Bologna action's are not being defended by the City of New York on the taxpayers' dime:
Anthony Bologna-- the NYPD Deputy Inspector caught on video pepper-spraying two women Occupy Wall Street protesters in Union Square last fall-- could have to dig into his own pockets to pay for the damages in the women's civil lawsuit against him. New York City has opted not to defend Bologna in court, The Wall Street Journal reports.
FY! Inspector Boloney.
Another day, another victim
Mazel tov! Kaylee and Robert.
Photo from NY Daily News