Regarding the Nov. 26 news article “ Where to from Ferguson”: It is prejudice for the police officer to think the teen was a threat just because he was black and big. But there is always a possibility the teen actually was a threat.
It is prejudice for the protesters to think the only reason the cop shot the teen was because he was prejudiced. But there is also the possibility that is why he shot him. We were not there. The protesters were not there.
Somebody has to decide so we send it to a group of our fellow citizens who hear all the evidence and decide. We did not hear all the evidence the grand jury heard. The protesters did not hear all the evidence the grand jury heard.
So, on what basis have these fine upstanding citizens determined that the grand jury was wrong and the thing to do is to go steal and destroy their neighbor’s stuff?
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The irony is that the only basis for the protest against prejudice is the prejudice of the protesters.
Donald F. Lively, Raleigh