All that Brad Campeau-Laurion wanted was to use the bathroom.
beer he had consumed an hour earlier had completed its tour of his
digestive tract and was impatient to leave. So when the Seventh Inning
Stretch arrived, and the crowd at Yankee Stadium arose to sing “God
Bless America,” Campbeau-Laurion quietly excused himself to attend to
this biological imperative.
wound up being assaulted by two off-duty New York police officers and
dragged from the stadium – in humiliating fashion, in full view of tens
of thousands of people – for desecrating a recently minted “patriotic”