All the news footage. The “before” pictures. The media talking about how beautiful she had been and what a shame a crazy was out there attacking people. The stories about the victim’s bravery in the face of this horrible crime. Maybe you even contributed to the victim fund set up by a local bank.
Except you didn’t. When the victim was an Arizona woman and not Vancouver’s Bethany Storro.
Ten bucks says you know why.
Oh, and on another note: Apparently black women were stopped and detained for questioning with regard to the attack on Storro. Note that Vancouver has an estimated one to three percent black population and yet black people are still enough of a big fear in people’s minds to make the story believable.
And one more: It appears that throwing acid in somebody’s face is much more heinous if the victim is what most people consider good-looking.