The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap - Chapter Nine: Collateral Consequences Summary & Analysis

Matt Taibbi
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A young white musician named Patrick Jewell lived in Brooklyn; he had just fallen in love with a girl he met and life was good. On March 23, 2011, he walked his girlfriend to the subway. As he watched her leave, someone grabbed his arm. It was a Hispanic guy who dragged him to the brick wall. He wanted to know why Patrick was in his neighborhood. Two others joined the first guy. They were dressed alike and surrounded Patrick. He thought he was being robbed so he offered them his money. They were enraged. He screamed for help but no one came to his aid. One of the men pulled out a set of handcuffs. He tried to run but was knocked down. Then they pulled out badges but Patrick thought they looked like fakes. He ran again but was caught. His...

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