I had planned to. I addressed the envelope, wrote the note, and was looking for my stamps. Then I read a different news story. I says pretty much the same thing, with one exception. He played the race card:
“I went to jail for one reason and one reason only,” he said. “I’m a black man. James Ludwick is a white man. I think the police had a preconceived notion in their head as to what went on.”
He might be right. How else do you explain the arrest and subsequent charging of someone who shot an obvious aggressor, after warning him prior to doing so, particularly when said aggressor had 2X+ the BAC to be considered legally drunk?
I’m not a minority. I don’t know what it’s like. Regardless, use of the race card always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
I’ll probably still send what I had planned to send before learning this. He’s been through hell, and deserves some help. But for the grace of God, it could have been me.