Incident on Winthrop Last Week
A neighbor on Hawthorne sent us the following email. I wasn't around when the incident described occurred, but perhaps others may know enough to comment.
[The other night] I was walking home and witnessed a truly disturbing scene between two police officers and a young woman who has lived on Hawthorne st her whole life (16 years). Basically she was arrested as she was asking them for help -- her little brother, 12, had been mugged. There were probably about 100 people or so out on the street insisting that they let her go and the street broke into a scene of potential chaos. I tried my best to intervene but all they did was threaten to arrest me.... I spoke with her today and she said she would appreciate any help getting the word out. She is looking for other witnesses because many people were taking pictures and yelling at the cops to release her.
If anyone knows more about this incident or has had specific difficulties with local police, let us know. If you would like to get in contact with the writer, leave a comment with your info below, or you can email me at brooklynite282 @ gmail and I'll pass it on. Thanks.