News CD Correction
posted by June 7 at 13:25 PMon
This statement is in my current feature, A Central District Story
A Bar, a Mugging, a Protest, and a Misunderstanding:
Here’s an interesting note: Not one of Mollmann’s white customers was ever killed or injured by the drug-related violence that regularly went down across the street. For the most part, black guns kill black people
The statement has been proved wrong by Devon Musgrave. From his email, which he allowed me to post:
Hey, Charles. Thanks for your article this week, “A Central District Story.” I especially liked its close; I couldn’t agree with you more.
A small note: I, a white guy and 10-year-resident of Judkins Park, was shot inside the Twilight Exit, when it was on the north side of Madison. The bullet/pellet/whatever is still lodged near my spleen. I don’t know what the incident was related to. I know of no specific drug connection; someone just opened the back door of the bar and fired. (Seattle detectives told me other people were shot in the area that night.) I was taken to Harborview for some entertaining and effective emergency treatment.
The incident, he felt, was not racial but random:
I have no idea who was shooting people that night (or even if it was only one person shooting people). Nor do I care. I consider the incident as proof of the random and often violent nature of existence. And your article prompted me to share a story I find entertaining.Devon is my kind of existential man.