Op-Ed

The kid next door

I picked up the January 13th edition of the News-Gazette on my way into my office, and as I did, this picture jumped out at me from the front page headline story

Is this arrest for a 2014 murder news? Yes.

Is it reasonable for news outlets carrying a story on it? Absolutely.

Did the police do an admirable job of investigation and arrest (with apparently no violence)? Yes, and I appreciate a job well done.

The problem is not that we don't care about people who are not like us, the problem is that we don't know people who are not like us.

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