...on a symbolic level, of course. On a practical level, this is basically just business as usual.

A straight-A student suffered a ruptured testicle during a patdown by Philadelphia police and was then charged with resisting arrest.

From the victim...

"She patted me down and then she touched my butt and then my private parts, and then she grabbed and squeezed and pulled my private parts and I felt something pop," Manning said. ... he may never be able to father children.

From the victim's mother...

"I blame myself," Coney said. "I taught my son to respect cops, not to fear them. Maybe if he was afraid, he would have run like the other boys and he would have been OK."

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From me...

("Fun" note: my friend who posted this on Facebook astutely points out "Of course they include his grades." Because its Manning's merit that makes this a tragedy! Because if this happened to a black kid with failing grades, obviously the castrating cops would have been in the right!)

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