After having the unfortunate opportunity of reading in the paper, and seeing our local State Patrol Post become a blemish in our community, we the African American Studies Class at Sandusky High School decided to voice our opinions.
We are more than frustrated and disappointed in the men who took part in the "KKK joke," and some of the public that keeps downplaying the seriousness of this issue. As for the officers, you are employed (with our tax dollars) as role models. You knew what holiday it was, where you were, and that it was wrong! What does this say to our families in Erie County? We also feel the punishment should have been more severe. When does ignorance have to end? It is ironic that most human/civil rights advocates will tell your not to judge someone by their ethnicity, but to judge a person by their character -- What do you think that said of you? You also expect us, as citizens, to act with good behavior, but have failed yourselves! In our society everyone is held accountable to do what is right. We expect that of you, as you should of us.
Davarius Allen, Jacques Anderson, Kelsi Chaney Jason Jones, Darious King, Bruce Parker, Cole Prophet John Staugh, Tania White, Jarrod Williams and Mrs. Katherine Gant