Mostapha Maarouf was going to be married this summer. The 27 year-old taxi driver was working in Colorado, saving his tips, and collecting gifts to bring back to his tiny village in Morocco, where the wedding was to take place.
Two blocks from the University of Denver Maarouf was savagely attacked by four men, beaten to death, dragged by his feet, and thrown into the trunk of his cab.
This incident is Outrageous for several reasons. First of all, it is of course outrageous that four men would beat a man to death, apparently in a dispute over a parking space.
Secondly, it appears that at least some of the residents of the neighboring apartment buildings observed the murder-in-progress, but failed to report it to the police.
Thirdly, two men did call 911 to report the attack, but the second message, with important details, was not conveyed to police officers who were searching for Maarouf and his assailants.
While people talk of the changes taking place in China some things remain the same - such as brutal punishment without trial.
Deng Qilu, a farmer in southern China, has been imprisoned for 10 years without trial. His prison is a small cage, slightly larger than a coffin and too small to stand up in.
Deng is kept naked, with iron shackles on his legs. He is given food once every several days.
It's still a savage world.