Letter: Epidemic of bad behavior
What is going on in Ferguson, Mo., is a national disgrace. It is a true example of ignorance and bigotry. An incident that should be investigated, as any other, has now been turned into a racial circus. Ignorant opportunists reacted by looting businesses.
The media creates escalating excitement by reporting incomplete information and speculating about what “really happened.” Then you have the arrival of folks such as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the New Black Panthers. The investigation isn’t complete, and there hasn’t been a trial, and some folks are calling for an execution.
The rhetoric and behavior being displayed is doing real harm to racial relations in this country. There will never be racial harmony in this country if this type of reaction to these events continues. Everyone loses.
WILLIAM J. URBACH