Bruce Bean's article was well done and raises our sympathy. We all must agree that the Stuart case in Boston was in great error, but when the seeming victim of a violent double crime describes his assailant, the authorities cannot be blamed for searching for the person so described.
For most of my adult life I have been giving to Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Urban League, Southern Poverty Law Center. The last time I had an unusual kindness done me by an Afro-American male was 25 years ago. Since then I have had two cars stolen and recovered in black areas after having been stripped and vandalized. I have been mugged and robbed by blacks. I have been robbed at gunpoint once by an Afro-American who said, "You and your kind have been taking from me my whole life. Now I'm taking from you." Another time I escaped two robbers.
I give everyone "common courtesy and respect" but am tired of being a victim.
JOHN D. ANDREWS, Palos Verdes Peninsula