The Foxhole

From the The Virginian-Pilot

Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim.

The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.

Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton.

It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.

Two weeks have passed since reporters Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami – friends to me and many others at the newspaper – were attacked on a Saturday night as they drove home from a show at the Attucks Theatre. They had stopped at a red…

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Carl D'Agostino
    May 07, 2012 @ 04:10:17

    The double standard is appalling. At my schools racial slurs and threats against white teachers were not considered punishable offenses or even worth addressing.

    Reply

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