The NYPD has made an arrest, a CUNY faculty member who teaches poetry, on riot charges after he allegedly assaulted two police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge during a protest of the grand jury decision to not indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. Here’s a sample of the “professor’s” poetry.
To isolate the surface
Adding energy to winds
Spend to protect
Fuck the police
To rise as you
Disappear below current
Interpretations of observations
Fuck the police
That’s just a snippet of a fairly long and incomprehensible piece he published online at Adult-Mag. Mr. Linsker is apparently an award winning poet. Or so he says.
He may be getting another award from the State of NY. As in a prison sentence.
Police said he was one of a handful of rowdy demonstrators who beat up two cops monitoring protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge Dec. 12.
Cops also arrested Jarrod Shanahan, 29, who was charged Thursday with two counts of assaulting a police officer, as well as resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and rioting in the same incident.
Linsker, 29, allegedly sparked the confrontation by attempting to throw a trash can onto a police cruiser parked on the bridge roadway below.
When the pair of policemen intervened, the brawl began.
Linsker was released without bail and his case is being forwarded to the grand jury. We’re sure it will be fun in the Big Apple when the grand jury returns and indictment on him.
Given the current reports, Linsker was likely up to no good. A backpack with Linsker’s CUNY ID card was found on the bridge and it contained several new hammers. Police say he intended to pass them out to other protestors hoping to create more violence against the police.
Interestingly, his employer, CUNY, has removed him from his teaching duties and reassigned him to administrative duties.
Queens College President Felix Rodriguez announced that Eric Linsker would be reassigned to “academic support functions in the English department” while he awaits trial.
“Queens College determined that it was in the best interests of its students, after consultation with University administration and legal counsel, to relieve Mr. Linsker of teaching duties,” Rodriguez wrote to faculty and students.
We’re shocked the school hasn’t been rocked with protests. When the grand jury comes back, they likely will be.