Saturday, September 23, 2006
Heroin deaths and race
I wrote this as a comment on the "White Privilege" post on Thursday night, but thought I would highligh it again. Thursday night channel 5 news featured the story of a white kid from the suburbs who drove to the westside of Chicago and got some heroin laced with fentanyl and died. He was a Maine South student and his father was Jack Krecker, deputy police chief of the Franklin Park police. While I feel the pain of the Krecker family I couldn't help but think of Curtis and the 70 others who have died from this deadly heroin whose stories aren't told on the 10 o'clock news. They have families too, but they are the invisible Americans.