From: gerald_a_levy (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 20:21:47 EDT
Hi Gary: A brief "Google" search under Jason Halperin revealed the following: 1) the story in question has been published on other sites. 2) Jason Halperin is a real person and he is indeed associated with Doctors Without Borders. See: http://chaos.cpmc.columbia.edu/sph/Displayimage.asp?Event_No=525 3) You can do as I did which was to call his phone number 212-847-3143 and leave a message. I didn't deem it an emergency and so didn't call his cell phone number (which you can find out when you call the above number). Given the above, I think that the story does ring true. And his reason for not mentioning the name of the restaurant also rings true to me. In solidarity, Jerry > Is there any independent confirmation for this story? I have no doubt that > some terrible things are happening throughout the US, but I am suscpicious of > the fact that the author of the piece scrupulously omitted the name of the > restaurant. I have heard nothing of this in the media, and I think it unlikely > that a gang of NYC cops could have stormed a midtown restaurant and aimed > weapons at pre-theater diners without attracting some media attention. The > business about the cops forcing restaurant employees to crawl around on their > hands & knees under gunpoint doesn't ring true; nor does the bit about > mysterious agents in suits typing on laptops while this lockdown was taking > place. Seems mighty fishy to me. > If the story turns out to be a fabrication, the repetition of it by > well-meaning lefties will have damaged the credibility of all those who > challenge the mainstream party line. Until I see some credible back-up for > this one, I'm treating it as a hoax. Can anyone supply further details?
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