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A plot in every race

“All stories have plot and narrative,” said track announcer Tom Durkin, retiring after 40 years of calling the races. “Some plots are bigger, some are more dramatic. But there’s something there for every race.”

Reporter describes arrest in Ferguson, Mo.


Multiple officers grabbed me. I tried to turn my back to them to assist them in arresting me. I dropped the things from my hands.

“My hands are behind my back,” I said. “I’m not resisting. I’m not resisting.” At which point one officer said: “You’re resisting. Stop resisting.”

That was when I was most afraid — more afraid than of the tear gas and rubber bullets.

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