I’d almost forgotten about this, but when I was leaving the courthouse on Thursday afternoon, I remember hearing a young man coming from around the back of the building yelling about how horrible the system was. Specifically, I remember him saying, “the f—ing police, the f—ing NYPD; it’s the worst f—ing thing anyone ever invented.” I didn’t think he was associated with the Bell shooting trial because he didn’t seem to have come from the same courtroom I had; I figured he was just a guy displeased with his own treatment at the hands of police which must have ended in a court appearance. His tone of voice was angry, but none of the many guards surrounding the courthouse seemed phased and I assumed he was all talk. Anyway, apparently he was referring to Bell; he’d said to the defendant detectives as they exited the courtroom after me, “Jack Ruby will be back, bang bang bang,” Jack Ruby being the assassin of Lee Harvey Oswald, John F. Kennedy’s assassin. Coincidentally I’m sure, according to the City Room blog linked to above, that very gun is supposed to go on auction in a couple of days. Originally purchased by Ruby for $62.50, it’s expected to go for over a million. Who would want to own that? Shouldn’t it be in a museum?