Markets in everything: department of yikes

This possibility had never occurred to me:

Racial attacks like the ones behind the
arrest of 32 suspects in Denver are part of a trend spreading across
the country, gang experts said Saturday.

As part of the trend, black gang members videotape the assaults in
trendy tourist districts and sell them on the underground market as

"They knock a young white guy out with one blow to see if his knees
will wobble and surround them and take their money," said the Rev. Leon
Kelly, who runs a Denver gang-prevention program. "It's a joke."

Here is the full story and I thank new reader Mark for the pointer.  By the way, am I wrong in thinking it a bit unusual how the words "black" and "white" are thrown around so casually in this story?


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