Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Meet Michael Enright: Photo Essay

Posted By on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Enright, Left
  • Enright, Left

The following is a series of photographs of Michael Enright, alleged hate-crime stabber of a Muslim cab driver, downloaded from his public Facebook page and those of his friends. Enright, who's emerging as more complex than a classic out-of-town Islamophobe (though he does count among his Likes on Facebook the Tea Party politician Greg Ball), is currently 21, according to news accounts; he was raised in Brewster, NY, near the Connecticut border, roughly six miles due west of Danbury and forty miles north of the city, where he lives now as an SVA student.

According to Talking Points Memo, "A former high school classmate of Enright's, speaking to [TPM] on background, expressed shock about the crime and spent the morning eliminating electronic footprints that connected the two. 'It's just disgusting, sad, horrific,' he said, adding that, like the group Enright was working with, he supports the Cordoba Project."

TPM continues that Enright, whose Facebook page reveals he liked Scorsese, Frank McCourt and "Life," was working on a documentary about a high-school friend fighting in Afghanistan, a film that was to be apolitical. You can watch the trailer here. According to Salon, which pegged the profile as the alleged stabber's, "police say [Enright] was 'very, very intoxicated' when he got in the cab at 6 p.m. last night." Six p.m.!?!

Here's a picture from December 2007, in which an 18-at-best Enright (rear, glasses) can be seen holding a can of Bud Light:


This photo is also from December 2007. It's not tagged, but it's from Enright's "Profile Pictures" album, and the bottle-finisher on the left is wearing the same sweater (and the same hat, worn the same way, with similar hair) Enright is wearing above.


This is from June 2008. (This picture was untagged, from one of Enright's friends' albums. Based on evidence from a tagged photo in the same album—similar shirt, same cap—we have inferred that this is Enright.)


Here's a picture of him, about 19 years old, in October 2008.


This photo, of Enright in a bar, was added in January of this year, though it looks to us to be a little older.


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