Stephen Lawrence was a black teenager from south-east London who was stabbed to death. Now, after years of allegations of official corruption and the withholding of evidence, two men stand trial for his 18-year-old murder.
The young husband and father, Jose Guerena, an Iraq veteran, was lying in his own blood, shot at 71 times by heavily armed men. There are lots of questions. The Pima County, Arizona, Sheriff's Department is giving few answers.
History shows that no level of law enforcement talent, commitment, and resources can ever end activities that are very popular and obscenely profitable. Remember alcohol prohibition? The drug war today is little different.
I think about Aidan, Andy and me -- seemingly quintessential New Yorkers, wearing black on black, who became slightly less anonymous to one another for an hour until we, along with Enrique, vanished back into the thin air of New York City.