Monday, August 28, 2006

Beyond the Beyond - Coup de Text:

Caught up in the melee, ducking from the swinging batons,
Palatino heard his phone ping loudly.

"GET OUT OF THERE. You are in a dangerous place," warned the
text, from a friend who could see that Palatino was about to
be pinned between the crowd and a wall.

An officer grabbed Palatino.

"ID! ID! Now!" the red-faced officer demanded.

A small group of officers closed in around Palatino, whose
eyes were suddenly wide with terror.

Students who saw it quickly typed a text alert to others,
using Palatino's nickname: "Mong is being arrested."

9:50 PM