February 28th, 2007


My kin

This month's issue of Texas Monthly has an article about my nephew, Corey Hicks. “There’s a black man out here on the side of the road... he must have got drunk and fell out.”


What the investigation unearthed was a story that no one in Linden wanted to believe: Billy Ray, who is mentally disabled, had been taken to a party, ridiculed, called racial slurs, knocked unconscious, and then dumped by the side of the road. Even the strangers who had come to his aid were not Good Samaritans but two of the perpetrators.
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