Benjamin Deutsch

New York, NY

I believe in America. America has made my fortune. And I raised my daughter in the American fashion. I gave her freedom but I taught her never to dishonor her family. She found a boy friend (not an Italian). She went to the movies with him. She stayed out late; I didn't protest. Two months ago he took her for a drive with another boy friend. They made her drink whiskey and then they tried to take advantage of her. She resisted -- she kept her honor. So they beat her... like an animal. When I went to the hospital, her nose was broken... her jaw was shattered, held together by wire. She couldn't even weep because of the pain. But I wept. Why did I weep? She was the light of my life. A beautiful girl. Now she will never be beautiful again. I went to the police, like a good American. These two boys were brought to trial. The judge sentenced them to three years in prison and suspended the sentence. Suspended sentence! They went free that very day! I stood in the courtroom like a fool... and those two bastards, they smiled at me. Then I said to my wife, "For justice, we must go to Don Corleone."

  • Work
    • Per Annum, Inc.
  • Education
    • New York University class of '95