In 2005, I wrote: "There are concentric circles of truth when it comes to the Greensboro killings. At the core are incontrovertible elements of fact: Five people were gunned down...Their killers were caught on tape but not convicted in a pair of jury trials. Those are data points. This is truth: Nobody should be shot dead in the street and have their killers go unpunished."
When the report came out earlier this year, I wrote: "I wish the commissioners had spent more time humanizing the five people killed in our streets – the accounts of their deaths are horrifying and moving, but we don’t really get to know them as individuals – and less time arguing from a political point of view."