Saturday, December 20, 2008

Berkeley, California: An Example For Us All

"Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, 23, who lives in the building, said [Hassan Bin Ali] was 'a little strange,' but no more strange than the average Berkeley resident."

-- Henry K. Lee, on the story of a man who abused an apartment building's 61-year old quadriplegic tenant, and - after killing himself in front of police - left behind a coffin (in a laundry room crawl space) that held the body of the building's landlord - his own son - so he could keep collecting rent, in The San Francisco Chronicle.