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  •  I just hope justice is done eventually (2+ / 0-)
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    lollydee, AaronInSanDiego

    Maybe they are taking their time investigating to be sure they get it right. That's an optimistic way of looking at it. If it turns out that an arrest is justified, and it certainly looks like an arrest is justified from what I've read so far, then as long as it happens I guess it's ok if it takes three weeks instead of two. But let's revisit this story in another week or two, and see if there has been an arrest and, if not, why not. Clearly, we have to always consider someone innocent until proven guilty, whatever the race of an alleged suspect. But in a case like this, which appears on its face to reflect some seriously questionable behavior on the part of the shooter, we need the truth and unless there is real evidence for a self-defense claim, there should be an arrest.

    My forthcoming book Obama's America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity will be published in Summer 2012 by Potomac Books.

    by Ian Reifowitz on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 04:33:03 AM PST

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