Tuesday, July 3, 2007
David Ritcheson, the Mexican American teenager who hated being known as "that kid," jumped off a ship to his death yesterday.
Ritcheson was beaten unconscious, burned with cigarettes, doused with bleach, carved with a knife, and sodomized with a plastic pole. One of his assailants shouted "White Power!" as he beat Ritcheson during the course of some five hours. The boy had tried to kiss one of the attacker's sister. My heart goes out to his family.
Court description: What Does Hate Look Like?
As the dailykos noted last year: Shades of 1955?