breaking out of Minnesota, of all places the state capitol of St. Paul.
A young man from the suburbs, Ray Widstrand had just landed a job with a
cable company in St. Paul. He found an apartment in a less-than-safe
urban area. His parents had no clue that their son was living in a
neighborhood known for heavy gang activity.
As he was
walking down the street in broad daylight, he stumbled on a fist fight
by rival gang members outside of a party. They turned their rage on the
young white male. They beat him silly, to the point where he has
severe damage to his brain.
"prognosis for recovery is slight and should he live, he will suffer permanent and protracted loss of brain function."
And hints that there was a ritualistic element to the beating.
"legs and arms
were spread out and he was l
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