By Walter Geiger
Some months back, I found myself on the scene where the body of a man had been found in a rundown house. I got there quickly but, upon my arrival, the street outside the shack was already full of onlookers. As the police and coroner did their work, the assemblage in the streets grew to number about 200. It was shortly after noon on a Monday, a workday. I asked a police officer securing the scene why all the hangers- on were not at work.
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