Sad story today about a beating murder in Oak Park the other day. Let’s just all agree that the residents of this storied old neighborhood deserve better.
That being the case, do you think Bee writer Cameron Jahn could have maybe found a different quote to describe the victim?
“He was sort of a sketchy guy, but at some level, he was kind of a cool person, like a ghetto archetype,” said Chris Ganson, who lives a few doors down.
‘Scuse me? I was thinking more along the lines of “he was a good man who did not deserve to be mercilessly beaten to death by a group of thugs.” How does that quote help me understand the story any better? Also I think the quote has a typo… in my dictionary that word starts with “stereo-” not “arche-” (thanks RonTopofIt).