Our version of justice

To the Editor:

Looking for some light reading for a change, I picked up Reader's Digest and happened upon this interesting item:

"Though he pleaded innocent, LaDondrell Montgomery of Houston, Texas was slapped with a LIFE sentence for armed robbery. But shortly after the trial, his lawyer dug up evidence that would exonerate the man, something Montgomery knew, but had completely forgotten: He'd happened to be locked up in jail at the time of the robbery." I immediately bet dollars to doughnuts that Montgomery was black. I looked it up and, sure enough, he is.

This will automatically be interpreted by those who have formed their opinions and stubbornly refuse to consider (accept?) facts to the contrary. But this is a completely separate discussion.

Funny? Hardly!

Frank Landry

St. Johnsbury, Vt.

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