This has happened before, to Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Emmett Till—even during the New York City draft riots of 1863.
The cap stayed only because it referenced Civil War-era California state lawmaker Abner Weed, the namesake of the town.
He returned when she took on the Abner Louima case, which was as momentous in 1999 as the Michael Brown case in Ferguson is now.
Abner felt that to lay down his life at her feet would be the highest bliss a man might hope for.
Ed, I'd like mightily to take some word from you to your brother Abner.
He and Abner sat one on each side of the fire and furtively watched Madelon preparing supper.
"No, of course you are not Cousin Abner's girls," she said sorrowfully.
"He don't mind me no more'n a woodchuck would," said Abner—then his eyes fell on Quincy, who rose to greet him.
Dinner-time came and passed, and Abner was still sleeping sweetly.
It was the final gram of evidence necessary to complete assurance of Abner's guilt.
masc. proper name, name of Saul's commander in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Abhner, literally "my father is light," from abh "father" + ner "light."