By Shaun King
This morning I saw a weird headline in the New York Times that really piqued my interest: “Coyote Roams Upper West Side, With Officers in Pursuit.” Of course, I had to click it and see if it was a joke. It wasn’t. A wild coyote had somehow found its way into Manhattan and was roaming the streets.
I almost didn’t read the entire article. It was short, but I was in a hurry to get my day going. Then my eyes spotted a few words that surprised me even more. At first I was surprised, then I laughed a little, then I grew angry. Here’s the sentence that got me:
Earlier this month, the police captured a coyote in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan by shooting it with a tranquilizer dart after a pursuit.