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WilliamPitt

(58,179 posts)
Tue Nov 25, 2014, 12:30 AM Nov 2014

“Atticus–” said Jem bleakly.

“Atticus–” said Jem bleakly.

He turned in the doorway. “What, son?”

“How could they do it, how could they?”

“I don’t know, but they did it. They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it — seems that only children weep.”

— "To Kill A Mockingbird," Harper Lee

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“Atticus–” said Jem bleakly. (Original Post) WilliamPitt Nov 2014 OP
And tonight, we are all weeping... CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2014 #1
Not "all" all. tblue Nov 2014 #6
Aw, Will. What a great quote on this awful night. kath Nov 2014 #2
In the beginning... kentuck Nov 2014 #3
Kick! Heidi Nov 2014 #4
K/R Hissyspit Nov 2014 #5
Will Pitt... ReRe Nov 2014 #7
The more things change WilliamPitt Nov 2014 #8
Yet again, Will ... nailed it. 11 Bravo Nov 2014 #9
Up. WilliamPitt Nov 2014 #10

tblue

(16,350 posts)
6. Not "all" all.
Tue Nov 25, 2014, 02:37 AM
Nov 2014

Oh, California Peggy, what's to become of us? So many gains I thought we'd made as a society seem to have gone up in smoke. I feel like the bottom just fell out.

kentuck

(110,867 posts)
3. In the beginning...
Tue Nov 25, 2014, 12:39 AM
Nov 2014

was Ferguson.

Then winter came and then spring.

Like buds on a tree, the resentment sprang forth and spread.

It was no longer isolated in Ferguson.

The hatred rose up like fire in kindling.

Ferguson was a distant memory.

ReRe

(10,597 posts)
7. Will Pitt...
Tue Nov 25, 2014, 02:38 AM
Nov 2014

... I swear, this is what went through my mind since approx 9:30pm EDT last night. The whole affair reminds me of "To Kill A Mockingbird."

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