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Broken beer bottles sit in a cage after participants took part in “Glassphemy!”, a project from artist and developer David Belt, on May 20, 2010, in Brooklyn, New York. “Glassphemy!,” is billed as a psychological recycling experiment, in which people stand on a high and a low platform set on each end of a 20-foot-by-30-foot clear box, with high walls made of steel and bulletproof glass. Those on the higher platform take empty glass bottles and throw them at their compatriots across the way protected by a bulletproof glass. The bottles smash at the tempo of artfully designed lights flash. The idea is to make recycling a more direct, visceral experience and to purge some of New York aggression simultaneously. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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At about 4 a.m. on Saturday, Miguel Jiminez and a friend were thrown out of a Flatbush Avenue restaurant near Beverley Road, prompting a physical fight between the two. After taking a punch, Jiminez “fell onto a sidewalk littered with broken bottles and slashed his right bicep open,” according to the New York Post. Instead of stopping to tend to the injury, Jiminez started chasing after his buddy. He eventually collapsed and was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he died from blood loss and became yet another argument against toughing it out.