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In Defense of “I Was Mugged…”

To the Editor, When I first published my article, “I Was Mugged And I Understand Why,” I could never have predicted the response it would receive. I hope┬áthis letter clarifies some of the points that have been wildly misread. To be perfectly clear, I do not condone violence against anyone,[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 18 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

I Was Mugged, and I Understand Why

Last weekend, my housemate and I were mugged at gunpoint while walking home from Dupont Circle. The entire incident lasted under a minute, as I was forced to the floor, handed over my phone and was patted down. And yet, when a reporter asked whether I was surprised that this[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 509 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top