Monday, April 17, 2006

A City on the Edge

The Duke lacrosse thing is bizarre. There were indictments today but no arrests yet. With the money and high powered attorneys these kids have, they may walk away scot free (should they? I don't know -- I have no idea what really happened, obviously -- the "facts" are conflicting and confusing).

The incident has laid bare the tensions between the city and Duke. The racial epitets the players spewed (overheard and reported by a neighbor) are sickening and yet typical of those elitist bastards.

There was a full page ad in the paper today from the mayor, the president of the Durham-based traditionally black college (NC Central) and the Duke president calling for community unity and calm. But I have a feeling the town is about ready to explode. All the national media attention ain't helping.


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