Hi Coldcash. Thank you for writing and engaging in this discussion.

I agree with what you wrote: "It is easy in today’s social media world to crucify somebody for a single comment or action without realizing the real world consequences. We all make mistakes, and it is hypocritical for people to act otherwise."

When we were at our book group in July, I was upset about the recent march on Susan's house. It just didn't seem right. This was not a witch hunt but began to seem like one.

It upset me that phones were whipped out, like weapons, to film a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute. ( I think I heard Susan later took her phone out to film the marchers.) I said to my book group friends, "I would not want to be filmed if I were complaining to my neighbor about something." Our phones have become weapons. I see it in my own life sometimes....and I do not like it.

I understand that the Black family has the right to be upset....but this whole thing turns into something very big and even dangerous when it escalates.

Sincerely, Alice

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