Report 1: Against David Van Ronk
Officer Gilbert Weisman of the 6th Precinct charged that David Van Ronk, “Actor” (he was actually a well-known folksinger) “Did assault the officer about the face with an unknown object.” The heterosexual, resistant Van Ronk was arrested, handcuffed, taken into the Stonewall, and later taken away in a patrol wagon. He eventually pleaded guilty to “harassment,” a violation, and was later sued by Weisman for assault, and paid the officer a fine. Van Ronk's arrest was reported at the time of the rebellion, and is discussed in David Carter's history.
Transcription of Report 1:
Modus Operandi and Pedigree Report
Prisoner’s Name (Last Name) Van Ronk (First Name) David
Date and Time of Arrest 2 am, 6/28/69
Criminal Record No. 758541
(Rank) (Name) Arresting Officer Ptl. Gilbert Weisman (Shield) 18228 6 Pct [Precinct]
Standing Photo No. 133621
Crime Charged (Title and Specific Offense) PL 120.05-3 Assault 2
Give concise statement of all essential details of the crime or offense
Did assault the officer about the face with an unknown object.