Wednesday, November 15, 2006

hey sarah

Malachi Ritscher, 1954-2006
The November 3 self-immolation of Malachi Ritscher-- a fixture in Chicago's vibrant experimental jazz scene who killed himself to protest the Iraq War-- has left those who knew him, and many who didn't, to wonder whether it was an important act of political protest or the tragic end of a mentally ill person. [Nitsuh Abebe]

1 comment:

sarah said...

I can't believe this story wasn't in the news more. I don't know quite what to think about it. Graham was friends with him, and, understandably has been really upset by the whole thing.

I also heard Ritscher had a son.

look at the picture and the zip ties on the police officer, I think they use those as hand cuffs at protests.