Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
"The woman was in the 300 block of Niagara Avenue, about a block from the Balboa Park BART station, when about 10 kids -- both boys and girls -- assaulted her and stole her purse, police said." And this was in the middle of the afternoon! Arrrgh! I hope it was just a random crime of opportunity.