Sunday, July 24, 2005

John Robinson lays out blog standards and practices for his growing stable of blogging writers. A lot of them make sense for independents, too.

This really is a must-read.

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Allen Johnson says former Greensboro officer Art League, cited at last week's Truth & Rec hearings as a hero of November 3, 1979, may testify at an upcoming session.

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My newspaper column is about the impressive debut of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

So it turns out that the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission might be interested in the truth after all.

A lot of people, many of them on the City Council, assume the worst about the commission and hope that nobody pays any attention to its work. But judging by the 14 hours of public hearings it conducted last Friday and Saturday, the commission may prove hard to ignore...

...the silence of the City at the hearings was almost as sad as the silence at the start of the proceedings to remember the dead. The police were the critical third parties that day. Their failure to prevent the violence is a huge part of the story. We deserve to hear what they have to say, and they deserve the chance to say it. Any legitimate account of this chapter in Greensboro's history should include their testimony, and it's getting harder to argue that this account will not be legitimate.

Read the whole thing.

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