Choice pg 103: "Their anger at the man made no sense, but somehow he represented all the death, all the sorrow they saw on the streets every day, and their pent- up rage exploded all over the man's body.
pg 103: Afraid to use the knife and afraid not to use it. he jabbed the man in the thigh, hoping inwardly that he had not really injured him
explanation: Rameck and his friends see a crack addict doing drugs near children. An unwritten law of the streets is to not expose children to drugs. With rage, Rameck and his friends beat the man. Rameck gets carried away with the encouragement and stabs him. Getting him arrested with the chance of jail.