Prosecutors say Brian Boshell terrorized a noted activist of the Arab American Association of New York and her assistant, chasing them across a couple of blocks of Bay Ridge, hurling slurs and a garbage can, and telling them he wanted to lop off their heads and threatening them with a “weapon”
Alleged Perp left the area before police were on scene and refused to act on the alleged victims' complaints — Borough Commanders then order investigation by NYPD as a "Hate Crime — Brooklyn DA throws the "Hate Crime" book at a local sad and troubled soul in the "... Brian Boshell" case
Here’s what one report of the incident said, “I am going to cut your heads off like your people did to us,” he allegedly shouted at association director Linda Sarsour and a co-worker, according to a criminal complaint. *** The alleged attack came just one day after the terrorist organization calling itself the Islamic State released a video depicting the beheading of an American journalist in the Middle East....” (See “Crazed vagrant threatens to behead Arab community leader” by Max Jaeger. 9/9/14, Brooklyn Daily/ Courier Life [http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2014/37/br-sarsour-beheading-threat-2014-09-12-bk_2014_37.html]). Well that seems fairly straightforward, right ? Not so fast.... There is something else to it; or to put it in a slightly more critical way, maybe there is LESS HERE THAN MEETS THE EYE !
Max Jaeger in the Brooklyn Daily went on to say this: “Sarsour saw the man — whom she knew from the neighborhood but had never spoken with — sleeping outside her Fifth Avenue office at noon. She instructed a co-worker to call the police to have them move Boshell, she said. Then moments later, when she and deputy director Kayla Santosuosso left the office for a meeting, the man reportedly sprang up and launched into his tirade, according to Sarsour....”
The need to be suspicious of these charges
All of this took place only a day or two after a beheading by ISIS was on TV. Now, what if I told you that the police didn’t arrive for more than 45 minutes after the first calls from the alleged victims, and that there was no mention of “hate crimes” or attempted assaults in the first 911 calls to police; and the supposed “hate crimes” occurred between the time this Linda Sarsour called the police to have a sleeping drunk removed and when the police finally did arrive ? Then, what if I told you that the first police to respond saw no reason to investigate further, because nobody was hurt and the alleged perpetrator was no longer on the scene. Also a while later, that after the complaining political activist had a meeting with people from City Hall, NYPD Borough Commanders ordered Brian Boshell to be hunted down and arrested, and the Brooklyn DA’s new Hate Crimes Unit decided to charge Boshell with a raft of so-called hate crimes ?
I don’t know what happened between Boshell, and Sarsour and Santosuosso on September 3, 2014 — But I do know that Linda Sarsour had turned it into a national news story appearing on many media outlets within a few days — And given the political climate, this does fit the common agendas of Mayor Bill De Blasio, Brooklyn D.A. Kenneth Thompson, the new Brooklyn “Hate Crimes” A.D.A. and both of the alleged “victims” Linda Sarsour and Kayla Santosuosso.
All of the important events happened immediately before and shortly after noon on September 3rd 2014, somewhere between 68th Street and Ovington Avenue along Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. Brian Boshell was arrested elsewhere in Bay Ridge almost five hours later (some reports indicate it was in the evening of September 3rd). However, some local observers have suggested, and I think it was very possible, that the very willful Ms. Linda Sarsour and others might have attempted some form of “self help”in removing a sleeping drunk from in front of their premises before the police arrived. (Whether Boshell had been waken up with some degree of roughness and responded in a disoriented and possibly hostile manner it remains to be seen whether that might be established as a fact supported by evidence).
So far, what is all of the “evidence” in this case ? — Some might say that it is only being based on the complaints of Ms. Sarsour and Ms. Santosuosso — however, in reality even that is not yet evidence, as such, even if the complaints have been sworn to by the alleged victims of the crimes/ hate crimes. Nonetheless, as a result mostly of what happened AFTER THE INCIDENT, and completely out of his presence, Brian Boshell, the well-known Bay Ridge neighborhood drunk, has been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors, adding up to sixteen(16) counts, most of which are being characterized as “hate crimes,” which calls for stiffer penalties. The reality is that this man of about fifty years of age (50 y/o/a) is facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life in jail.
Only the PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, in whose name this case is being prosecuted, can stop what looks like a serious prosecutorial overreach
The good people, of Bay Ridge Brooklyn and elsewhere, need to stay on top of this case to see to it that Brian Boshell is not railroaded by Brooklyn D.A. Kenneth Thompson and his new “Hate Crimes” boss, Marc Fliedner, who is also Mr. Thompson's civil rights bureau chief. The case: People of New York v. Brian Boshell [Kings Co. # 07426-2014] is next scheduled to be heard in the Brooklyn Supreme Court, Criminal Term on 11/12/14 – Part 19R.