Sunday, September 6, 2009

Say That They Called You ‘Honky.'

Last year Chicago journalist John Conroy was assaulted, seemingly at random, while riding his bike. Knocked unconscious during the incident, he tried to piece together what happened, and more importantly, why. Despite advice from all angles, he doesn't come up with any easy answers.

"We was playing basketball at school, and then we got off the train, and one of the guys said, ‘Let’s do somethin’.’ ‘Like what?’ ‘Like beat up somebody.’ Thirty seconds later you came riding by on your bike....Seeing the way it happened, I had no feeling. Didn’t know what to feel....If it was any other person in that state of mind we was in as a group, it would have happened to anyone. . . . Really wasn’t no reason. Just kids doing kids."

The full story is here.

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