The Wall Street Journal: Speakeasy: Confessions of a Neighborhood Watch Captain

Contribution by Ishmael Reed, Visiting Scholar at California College of the Arts:

George Zimmerman gives neighborhood watch volunteers a bad name. We don’t go tracking down unarmed teenagers who are trying to get home to watch a basketball game. We keep tabs on suspicious activities and advise our neighbors about the small things that can prevent them from having their homes burglarized and their cell phones from being stolen on the streets.

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