Viewer Response - Louis Coleman - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Viewer Response - Louis Coleman

(2/10/06)

Once again, Bill Lamb's Point of View about the Trent Marion incident misses the point. Our concern was, and still is, the minimum crime committed and the maximum actions that were taken by Louisville and Corydon, Indiana police and the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. These actions resulted in 20 bullets being fired into Marion's vehicle, and Marion being shot in both wrists and losing an eye.

We received a call of concern about this from reliable police sources. The caller didn't state his race or color, and we didn't ask.

Race was not and is not the issue. But justice is. The Justice Resource Center in no way supports the breaking of any law. But whether the victim was white, black or polka dot, that was excessive force.

We were concerned because a similar incident happened not long ago in this community, which resulted in the death of Desmond Rudolph - an unarmed man who just happened to be African-American.

We don't expect Bill Lamb to understand, and we certainly don't need his validation or permission to act. His conservative point of view was expected, and we lose no sleep over it because not many on his own news staff or in this community share his views on most of his editorials. We respond to his point of view because we have one of our own. Fox 41 is just a convenient stopover for Bill lamb in order to get to the position he longs for.

I'm Reverend Louis Coleman, and that's my Point of View.

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