Feb. 26, 2007
By Ken Krayeske • Hartford • 8:45 AM EST
Friday afternoon, Luis posted the story of Francisco Acevedo, who in June 2006 was president of the Senior class at Conard High School. Frankie had the temerity and gall to videotape a white cop pushing a black student, and was arrested shortly thereafter for breach of peace.
The comment after Luis' post is key, and Luis has linked to the video, which tells of chaos in school after the senior class prank of releasing thousands of crickets.
Frankie took it to trial and was acquitted of all charges on Feb. 15, 2007, based partly on the video. Frankie filed his 42 USC § 1983 action before he finished his criminal case.
I had been following his case since it happened last June, and when he was cleared of all charges, it gave me strength. So, thanks for sharing some fight with us all, Frankie!