Police must be color-blind [Letter]

It is fitting that The Sun editorializes on what's happening in Ferguson, Mo. ("'Another senseless death,'" Aug. 12). Ferguson is happening all over the country. Recently, my teen-aged black brother-in-law was accused of an assault. I sent a letter to Baltimore County Councilman Kenneth Oliver asking for help on the issue.

My brother-in-law is a 16-year-old high school student who earns good grades. He is a hardworking, law-abiding, well-mannered (he doesn't even use curse words), church-going, private school attending black male who was accused of a crime he wasn't even in town to commit. If he becomes part of the justice system, how can our family teach him that hard work and good character will get you ahead in life, regardless of your race? How can we encourage him to do good works and perform voluntary service in the community if his own government blindly punishes him? How do we teach him that his country loves him?

The law is not blind. Ferguson and my brother-in-law's situation are proof of that.

Ahmad Harvey, Lochearn

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