Archive for December 28th, 2016

With Affection


Inside The Museums, Infinity Goes Up On Trial


Here it is, the Mona Lisa. You woke up early for this. You waited in line for almost an hour. You’re now surrounded by seventy people, all trying to catch a glimpse of it. One of them just elbowed you while taking a photograph of it. It’s behind a lot of glass. It’s not very big. What I’m trying to say is: it’s okay to feel disappointed.

River Clegg

Mongo Bros Make America Great Again

The homeless man was lying on the ground, shaking, when police arrived. His face was soaked, apparently with urine, his nose broken, his chest and arms battered.

Police said two brothers from South Boston ambushed the 58-year-old as he slept outside of a Dorchester MBTA stop, and targeted him because he is Hispanic.

According to State Police, the Leader brothers were on their way home from a Red Sox game when they 03douthat-cs-facebookjumbofound the victim sleeping near the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line.

He told police he was awakened by two men urinating on his face. He said they ripped away his blankets and sleeping bag, and started rummaging through his things. One of the brothers repeatedly beat the man with a metal pole.

The brothers walked away from the scene laughing, a witness told State Police.

Police said Scott Leader, 38, told them it was OK to assault the man because he was Hispanic and homeless.

“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” he allegedly told the police. He said he and his brother had “tuned up’’ an “illegal immigrant’’ and that their actions were justified because the man was Hispanic and homeless.

The Leader brothers continued to urinate, bang on doors, and make anti-immigration statements in their cell after having been arrested.

Trump, told of the assault, said “I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

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