Back in 2000, when I was working as a professional videographer who taped weddings, bar mitzvahs, and gropings, I was hired by some young Puerto Rican fellows to videotape them committing sexual assault. Juan, Jesus, Hector and the gang were all very nice guys who paid me upfront and even suggested "Beethoven's 9th" as the music track for the video, though I went with "Glory Days". I got some great footage and managed to make a really tasteful video that all their parents would cherish for years to come.
I was reminded of all this because I inadvertently attended this year's PR Day Parade. On the upside, I did see Senator Chuck Schumer along the parade route.