Today's Articles

People, Locations, Episodes

Sat, 08.09.1997

Abner Louima beaten by NYPD!

*On this date in 1997, Abner Louima was beaten.  Louima, a Black Haitian immigrant was arrested and brutally attacked by four New York City police officers.

The police officers beat Louima brutally in a police cruiser on the way to the police station.  Once back at the station house one of the Officer (Justin Volpe) sodomized Louima with a broken broom handle while a fellow officer held him down.

Volpe is serving his 30-year sentence at a minimum security facility at the Federal Transfer Center, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma; he is scheduled for release on August 3, 2025. 

The Associated Press
450 W. 33rd St.,
New York, NY 10001.



New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Look at me, I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree, And I feel like I’m clinging to a cloud, I can’t understand, I get misty just holding... MISTY by Erroll Garner.
Read More