Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 5:49pm
A Life is Worth 50 Cents in Detroit
Malcolm continues to lament the death of a once great city
At 1 am this morning, Michael Haynes walked into a BP gas station on the city’s west side to buy a pack of condoms.
The condoms were priced $1.50. After making the purchase, his friend told him that he could have bought them for $1.00 down the street. Haynes asked the clerk to refund his purchase, and the cashier refused.
Haynes got mad, and started busting up the joint, knocking over displays and items off the counter.
The clerk drew a gun and shot him in the shoulder. He lasted for a little while, dying in the parking lot of Sinai Grace Hospital.
Michael Haynes, Detroiter. The value of one human life… 50 cents.
One of these days, if I get depressed enough, I’m going to put on a garment of sack cloth, rub ashes over my body, and sing a lament for the city of Detroit.
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