“Crime Is a Construct”: A Morning with the Park Slope Panthers

Source: Common Sense News
by Suzy Weiss

“In the last couple of months in Park Slope (the baby bjorn-wearing capital of bourgeois-bohemian New York): a thief absconded with $200,000 worth of jewelry in a smash and grab, three boys stole a bunch of iPhones off of subway riders, a ticked off customer attacked the owner of a bike store …. But it was the death of a golden retriever mix named Moose that activated the residents of the South Brooklyn enclave. Early in the morning on August 3, Moose and his owner (Jessica Chrustic, 41) were out on a walk when a homeless man who lives in the park gave chase. He hit them both with a large stick and threw a container of urine on Moose, while muttering about immigrants taking over the park. The dog died a few days later from internal injuries, after two emergency surgeries. The man who killed him is still at large.” (09/20/22)