Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Price of Freedom is Evident! The lobby of the Veterans Hospital NYC, Suzannah goes to ask Veterans to shop up at our protest against Michael Rawson throwing water on a Viet Nam Vet
It was very, very moving and I told one Viet Nam Vet that my Dad served in World War 2. He asked me very concerned -- Is your Dad still alive? I said YES!
The Vets were very upset to hear water had been thrown out of both sides of the Mercer Hotel and hit a Viet Nam Vet on the Mercer Street side who's name is Marty. The water hit Marty and his table. We believe that Rawson has done some shady manoeuvring using DOT to move the loading and unloading sign which was replaced with a much smaller sign and again a Vet reported seeing Mercer Hotel staff carrying the original sign in to the hotel which is against the law but the goal in moving the sign two or three south is to be right on top of Marty and our theory is this is a further attack on Marty, the Viet Nam Vet.
Why would they move the sign when the hotel breaks the laws chronically using the area as private parking with valet service and I would not care except that Rawson acts like Capt. Queeg in The Caine Mutiny coming out with his ruler except I do not believe Rawson ever served the country. Rawson also acts like Jack Nicholson in the Shining making taunting comments to the Vets about calling the NYPD.
I told the NYPD to tell Rawson when he calls to stop calling until he stops breaking the law like throwing water out both sides of the hotel windows on to vendors to chronic parking violations outside the hotel.
I wanted a date after Veterans Day but before Thanksgiving and the protest is 20 minutes only which is kind of heart breaking because one handicapped Viet Nam Vet wants to attend our 20 minute protest and he is commuting by bus from the Bronx.
The Vets were visibly upset to hear Marty, the Viet Nam Vet had water thrown on him and his table. They were also touched that I even cared! I asked them to spread the word.
Reminder 2 Viet Nam Vets saved lives by contacting the NYPD and alerting them to the bomb filled car in Times Square.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 3:16 PM