Oh, come on, Baltimore Sun. The real reason Marvin McKenstry was making such a big deal of his traffic stop is because he knew he didn't have the required registration that the police asked him to produce ("Chair of Baltimore police oversight panel clashed with officer during traffic stop after consent decree hearing," May 4) so he raised a fuss and tried to make it appear racially motivated.
I'm glad he didn't get away with it. It hasn't got anything to do with who was acting "justly or unjustly." Nor does it have to do with past racial tensions. It has to do with a man who didn't have the required registration card and instead of owning up to it like an adult, acted the part of a sly child trying to get away with something and laying the blame on someone else for his lapses.
Mr. McKenstry should be apologizing to the police and those who thought he was a man whose integrity qualified him to be chair of the Civilian Oversight Task Force. If his actions with the police are an indicator of his "integrity," he should be taken off the task force altogether.
Phyllis Gunkel, Baltimore