Friday, May 27, 2005

SWIFT JUSTICE

It's taken thirty-six years, but American cops have finally concluded the investigation into the Altamont Stabbing. They re-opened the case a couple of years ago to look into claims that there had been a second person involved in the bloody stabbing at the Rolling Stones gig (third, if you count Meredith Hunter, who was involved by being stabbed to death.) Alan Pasaro, who killed Hunter, was acquitted of the killing - the jury accepted he'd acted in self-defence after Hunter waved a gun at him. Watching the film of the incident slowed down (and for it to take two years to view it must have been slowed down quite considerably), though, has convinced the cops there was nobody else involved.