the war on produce

If you were around Seattle after Sep 11, you’ll remember the raid on the grocery owned by the Somalis in Rainier Valley. It was followed by reams of editorials about how we’re not safe and the long tendrils of terrorism had reached even to our backyard. It turned out not to be true, and the grocers, whose apparent crime was operating in the same building as a wire transfer company (whose assets were frozen, though no charges have ever been filed), have been awarded $100,000 in damages.

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