The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

This Week's Weegee #21

7 comments :

Vanwall said...

A night in the tank for D & D, and ya pick up your possibles at Window 'E' in the mawnin'. Not that I'd know.

BCNU

Tommy O'C said...

This is one of the Esposito brothers, who in 1940 shot and killed a police officer on New York's Fifth Avenue. They were both executed at Sing Sing in 1942.

angela's italian immigration blog said...

Correction: Anthony and William Esposito killed both Officer Maher,a N.Y.C. police officer, and a payroll employee,who was inside an elevator at the time of his murder. This double murder crime occurred in January of 1941. Officer Maher was attempting to gain control over Anthony Esposito,who was lying on the floor on 5th Avenue,near the Empire State Bldg. Officer Maher made the critical,deadly mistake of not placing the handcuffs on Anthony. Instead,he had Esposito on the floor, and surrounded by onlookers. he told them to keep a distance,or someone is liable to get hurt. Well, the upshot of his error in judgement is that he turned Esposito over on his back and Esposito was hiding a revolver in his hand. He gruesomely shot the police officer in the belly,killing Officer Maher. The press named him "Mad Dog," due to the cold-blooded nature that was inherent within him.

angela's italian immigration blog said...

P.S. William and Anthony Esposito were executed in Sing Sing Prison,located in Ossining,N.Y. They were literally carried to the electric chair and executed on March 13th,1942. Note: The jury deliberated for ONE MINUTE,before delivering their verdict of GUILTY.

angela's italian immigration blog said...

http://www.nypdangels.com/cop/cop.php?id=341

To view more info on how Officer Maher was killed during the line of duty,click on this link.

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angela's italian immigration blog said...

You may have to copy and paste the link above in order to access this web link. It is a site that lists all New York City Police Officers killed,either on or off duty.