Here’s a very sad coda to yesterday’s post about the urban knockout game.
One victim of such an attack, Phoebe Connolly spoke out on Greta Van Susteren’s show last night.
Yesterday, I hypothesized that this appalling, and obviously criminal behavior was being encouraged, even countenanced by a culture that, instead of condemning it, tries to understand it it.
It’s even worse than I thought. Connolly tells us how she really feels:
I ultimately, I’ve moved past it and I really have no hard feelings about what has happened. And I just see it as another reason why we need to better support our youth with activities and youth programs, which is actually what I do for work, and it’s great to see teenagers do incredible things when they’re supported and empowered.
If the young people who cold cocked Connolly—and who could have killed her, by the way—were trying to knock some sense into her head, they failed.
Patrick Howley offers an opinion on The Daily Caller:
And yet she still holds the kind of liberal guilt that convinces her, against all evidence to the contrary, that she is infinitely more privileged than the vicious teenagers who inexplicably assaulted her in an act of pure evil. She still cannot say something along the lines of, “Put these kids in jail and throw away the key.”
No. Of course not. She has to talk about youth programs, because games of pickup four-square moderated by college resume-padding suburbanites are, like, transformational and will totally prevent kids from engaging in the kinds of random brutality that is tearing apart our inner cities every day in a crisis of unprecedented proportions.
And, while we’re at it, why does Phoebe assume that these kids need more support from “youth” programs? What about them, Phoebe, tells you that these kids are just diamonds-in-the-rough suffering from the consequences of income inequality?