Would You Fight Hiram Monserrate for Charity?
Apparently, Hiram Monserrate is looking for another scrap. Only this time he’ll be using gloves.
On Tuesday the embattled Queens politician who was expelled from the state Senate after an assault conviction against his girlfriend said he will auction off a chance to challenge him in a boxing match as part of an effort to raise money for autism and other disabilities.
The fundraiser, which will be held on Nov. 22, is being organized by a Long Island non-profit in an event called the Fight for Charity. All of the event’s proceeds will go to three different charities.
Monserrate, 42, has a teenage son with autism.
A former Marine and New York City police officer, Monserrate was sworn in as a state senator in January 2009, despite being accused of slashing his girlfriend in the face with a piece of broken glass.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
How Much Would You Pay to Punch a Pol?
This awesome story from the WSJ's Metropolis blog: