Trinity Assault Was Brutal, Yes, But It's Too Early To Draw Conclusions (Column)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A month ago, a man was found unconscious on a dark street in Hartford. Nobody paid much attention, except his family and the police who found him.

When Dartanyon Blake died days later due to blunt trauma, there was only a short paid obituary. There was no press conference, no outrage, and certainly no dramatic meetings with the mayor.

The brutal assault of a young man at Trinity College is a different story, meriting front page news, urgent meetings, and renewed efforts to fortify the liberal arts school from the impoverished neighborhood that surrounds it. There's fresh talk of limiting access to Summit Street and other neighborhood streets near the school to protect students.

A young man was viciously attacked, we should never lose sight of that. Police investigating the crime haven't.

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