All of the Nuance We Are Missing from the Riverboat Brawl of 2023

Whitney Alese
ZORA
Published in
4 min readAug 8, 2023

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The recent Riverboat Brawl in Montgomery, Alabama is all over the internet.

According to NBC, the incident began when “A group of rowdy boaters refused to move their pontoon and attacked the dock worker when he untied the boat to make way for the Harriott II.” That dock worker was actually co-captain Damien Pickett. The Riverboat riders recorded as…

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Whitney Alese
ZORA

Whitney Alese is an award winning writer & creator featured in WIRED Magazine, I-D Magazine, NBC, & Chalkboard Magazine.