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I think Jon Ritchie really helps, again, with the question of "Why?" Most interesting is toward end, where Ritchie--contra all the "If I hadda had my gun" braggadocio--explains why he might not have been able to intervene. It's interesting seeing this, as I was just telling Kenyatta, this morning, that I can't even say what I would have done, in that moment. 


None of the alleviates responsibility. The attempt to understand why is not the same as the attempt to excuse. McQueary had a moral responsibility to protect that kid. He did not. Taking that as given, I am still interested in the "Why?"

It's also interesting to see Skip Bayless actually play journalist, if only for a second, instead of the character he's become.

: Little more from Ritchie who says the game shouldn't even been played tomorrow--"I don't think football matters anymore when you have victims of rape....We don't even know what happened to that ten-year old victim. Where is he??"





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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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