Five men charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old Indian woman appeared in court today. A shouting match erupted when a lawyer stepped forward to represent the accused and he was criticized by his colleagues who screamed, "you will not defend those barbarians."
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The five men are charged with rape, murder and kidnapping in a case that has led to violent protests in India and outrage around the world.
OutFront tonight: Fareed Zakaria was born in Indian and is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria's GPS.
I didn't hear anyone over 50 say more than four words about the whole thing, "May te mare gatche." (Bengali for "That girl died.") It was as if they couldn't even acknowledge it happened. However, everyone under 40 was almost as angry at the police as they were at the rapists. Cops were nowhere to be found until they were beating down the protesters, as though they were wrong to be upset about it. Even if something horrible is going down, if you try to dial 181 to call the cops, you get a busy signal 4 outta 5 times. Whether they're incompetent or complicit, it doesn't much matter.
Maybe Rick James was right when he said "Darkness is spreading."
It's a strange transitional phase over there from what I could tell. Like you'd drive down the street & see a straight up trash strewn slum flanked by a brand new shopping mall or Ford dealership on one side & construction on a massive JW Mariott on the other. Not a lot of middle ground, but maybe that'll change w. time.
"You don't even have to be rich to change the world, if enough people agree w. you."
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