Pubdate: Thu, 17 Sep 2009
Source: Toccoa Record, The (GA)
Copyright: 2009 The Toccoa Record
Author: Jim Underwood


This evening I happened to read about the Pastor Ayers killing in our
copy of The Baptist Record -(Journal of the Mississippi Baptist
Convention) (SBC).

I got online and started reading, and watching what was available from
several sources. That situation appears to me to have been horribly
mishandled by the individuals who shot him (and at the same time
placed everyone else in the vicinity in the line of fire).

What I saw was stupid and grossly un-professional behavior. Why Pastor
Ayers was there in the first place is immaterial, and the apparent
attempts to smear him by association after silencing him is
unconscionable. I didn't see any expression of regret/condolences in
any of the accounts on the part of the authorities.

Maybe I didn't look in the right place... Unfortunately, I don't think
justice can be done here.

About the best that can happen is try to compensate the victims for
their loss, and do what can be done to remove the potential for it
happening again.


"Where's the outrage"? For starters, it's in Mississippi.

Jim Underwood

Pascagoula, Miss.
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