Out, Damned Spot — A Parking Place to Die For

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In the late 1970s, two items among my father's office décor caught my eye: An abysmal pea green poster of a cartoon animal reading “Hail the turtle! In order to get ahead he must stick out his neck,” and a joke news article with the headline “Man Killed Over Spot.”

Let us never speak of the turtle again.

As for murder over a parking spot, any humor within the faux article drained away abruptly last year along with the lifeblood of Boris Albinder, when the teenager really was was stabbed to death in a fracas over a San Francisco parking spot.

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