Laura at Pursuing Holiness, who first alerted me to this story continues to be quite balanced, reading huge amounts and being quite willing to call people on either side for excesses. She has a good post today titled The Media Circus and Alan Bean. It’s an interesting picture that’s portrayed there.
Why am I blogging about this at all? It’s pretty simple. I think it’s an important story. Someone called my attention to it, and I want to make sure that others notice as well. [tag]Racism[/tag] is not dead in this country. But also law enforcement agencies have a great deal of power and discretion, and we the people need to keep our eyes on them. Support them, yes, but also expect integrity and fairness.
My own knowledge on this is second hand, but I’m linking to folks who have information that comes closer to the source. Read up and be informed, and help find those other cases where someone is being treated unfairly, but doesn’t have this type of support. It has to start somewhere.