The Wesleyan Fund recently sent me yet another exhortation to contribute to my alma mater. I’m sure you’re getting them too, or perhaps you are still counting the days until writing checks to Wesleyan becomes optional.
When AP ’09 saw the police shooting canisters of pepper spray on Fountain Avenue, he began to run. AP claims that he then tossed his beer can, at no particular target, and began to move toward the Freeman Athletic Center. AP then realized he had company.
Since being involved in the now infamous Sour Patch Kids incident last week, I have been met with nothing but support from the Wesleyan community. Everywhere I go, people are all like, “Hey man, that shit is crazy, you better not have to pay that fine,” or, “Al, what can I do to help you fight this injustice?” And I thank you all for the words of encouragement.
While walking to a party on Washington Street in the wee hours of last Friday morning, Al Fertig ’10 threw a Sour Patch Kid candy into the street. It was a decision he soon came to regret as he noticed a Middletown Police car quickly approaching.
While responding to a noise complaint on Home Ave. early Sunday morning, Middletown Police pepper-sprayed and arrested Jose Chapa ’07, and many students are now wondering why police arrived on the scene in the first place, and whether such force was necessary.