Monday, November 04, 2002

Wallets of Darkness

A Chicago Sun-Times reporter intentionally dropped 20 wallets around Chicagoland to see what would happen. So far, 11 have been returned. Story

You find a wallet on the sidewalk. It is full of personal stuff--baby pictures, a grocery list, a love note, a prayer card from a grandmother's funeral, an ATM card, coupons, an ID card and $20.

What would you do?

You would return the wallet, of course. You are a Chicagoan, and Chicagoans are honest.

About this we have no doubt.

It's stories like this that make me believe that journalism is inherently good.

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