Re: “Conflicting witnesses on Ferguson, race in America” (editorial, 11-26).
Noting that what happened and is happening in Ferguson, Missouri, is “too ambiguous” to bear the weight of a “racial narrative” is insufficient. The prosecutor was out to protect the police in the grand jury proceedings, as legal experts have noted.
The cross-examination of Darren Wilson was merely pro forma, for instance, whereas others were grilled. The aim was to keep the facts “ambiguous.”
We can know that Missouri and other states have perpetuated white supremacist law enforcement and justice systems, from the days of Dred Scott until now, …