July 23, 2003
Councilman shot in City Hall

Breaking story. Councilman from my District 35 (and phrisky's). Alleged shooter, Othniel Boaz, was a challenger for his seat and somehow got a gun through security at City Hall.

Posted by tmonkey at July 23, 2003 05:12 PM

From today's Times:

"Mr. Askew and Mr. Davis took a walk together earlier this month through Fort Greene Park, and the councilman said he had done a background check on Mr. Askew that he claimed revealed that he was gay and that the information might be exposed in the race. Mr. Askew considered this a threat, the law enforcement official said."

Posted by: tmonkey on July 24, 2003 10:07 AM
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