Each and every time I hear someone complain that immigrants don't speak English properly, I think about English grammatical rules such as this... and how many native English speakers right here in the United States don't even know or follow them properly.
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This banned cover from The New Yorker is by Harry Bliss. It explores the fallout after Haitian immigrant Abner Louima was attacked and raped by white police officers in 1997. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men.
American John Mark Karr sits as he is shown at a police news conference at Immigration office in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006. Thai police said that Karr, a 41-year-old American schoolteacher, admitted to the killing a decade ago of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey in the United States _ a sensational crime some feared would never be solved. Lt. Gen. Suwat Tumrongsiskul, head of Thailand's immigration police, told The Associated Press that John Mark Karr confessed to…