by Dixon Hill
There are times when I read something, and I think it would make an excellent post here on SleuthSayers. Often, I try to post a synopsis of what I've read, adding information about it from other sources in order to round out the story a bit more.
When the originating source, however, is such a truly fantastic article that appeared in The New York Times, I find myself thinking that any attempt at a synopsis would simply be foolish.
There are those who may cry foul, claiming that I shirked my duty by doing what I'm about to do. While I, personally, would admit that I'm not submitting my own writing on this post today, which means my own work here on SleuthSayers is pretty short this time, I don't feel I'd be able to agree with the idea that I'm shirking my duty.
Drawing people's attention to a story such as this, is something I feel duty bound to perform.
Additionally, as you'll see, this is a real and quite contemporary locked room mystery of sorts -- though whether we'll ever see justice done, remains an open question.
To understand what I'm talking about, please click on this link HERE . You'll be taken to a page of The New York Times, and a story that -- in my opinion -- is must reading. About something that happened far south of where you and I live, on the day when our nation was celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sadly, this story is one of injustice to another group of people. But, it's one I firmly believe you'll find worth reading.
Since I originally created this post, I saw that one national television news outlet had run a story about it. I was on my way out the door at the time, so I didn't get to see what they reported, or how they handled the story. On Wednesday, January 28th, I found an interesting follow-up article in The New York Times, which you can read HERE .