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One-Year Sentence for Punch Over Parking Spot

Oscar Fuller, the man who punched a woman over an East 14th Street parking spot in 2011, was sentenced to one year in jail today, according to The Daily News. The sentence is the maximum allowed for the misdemeanor assault that left the victim, Lana Rosas, with serious head trauma. The judge in the case was unsatisfied with the sentence, according to the paper. “If anyone heard this outside the court, just on common sense, would say that this sentence is not adequate,” Judge Bonnie Wittner said.

University of the Streets Owner Addresses Brawl That Led to Boycott

Kirk-Jones Quintet Street UniversityDan Glass Saxophonist Darius Jones and Kirk Knuffke on cornet lead the Kirk-Jones Quintet during a less controversial performance at the University of the Streets.

The executive director of University of the Streets has broken her silence regarding a brawl that occurred at her long-standing Seventh Street venue earlier this month. According to Saadia Salahuddeen, the scuffle stemmed from a dispute over $50 that she said the band, Talibam!, owed the University because no one showed up for its show.

That’s when things got heated, according to a statement by Ms. Salahuddeen posted on the University’s Facebook page. A member of Talibam!, Kevin Shea, allegedly said to her, “You think we’re acting crazy? I am crazy — let’s get crazy.” He then allegedly lunged at Ms. Salahuddeen, leading to the fisticuffs. Read more…