A Brief History of Seven Killings - Sound Boy Killing p. 604-639 Summary & Analysis

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As Doctor Love walks to Josey’s jail cell, he thinks of the way Josey’s oldest son was killed. He believes the killing was probably well orchestrated, coordinated down to the intersection. The doctor who worked on the boy said he was more or less dead when he came in the emergency room but doctors and nurses had to make it look like they were doing something to appease the crowd. When Benjy’s death was called the 3,000 members of the crowd first blamed the doctors but then changed direction and blamed the PNP. They wreaked havoc in the Eight Lanes, killing men and children, raping women and burning down houses. The violence stopped only because it got in the way of plans for Benjy’s funeral. Josey was not allowed to go to the funeral as the government...

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