“Sadly, while David Ritcheson survived the physical attacks made against him, he was not able to survive the emotional scars they left.”
Paul Scott, executive director of Equality Texas, on the apparent suicide of a hate crime victim
“It’s a difficult thing to admit that you did something you didn’t do to plead guilty to something you didn’t do.”
Precinct 5 Constable Mike Dupree, on his decision to resign and plead guilty to a misdemeanor to avoid a jury trial
“It’s just amazing how you can have everything one day, and just close your eyes, and you have nothing left. We had a perfect life.”
Alicia Luvianos, on the murder of her husband Jose Landa, who was shot to death on the Cedar Springs strip April 16
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, July 6, 2007.