David Cole writes:
Now that the Grim Sleeper is finally on trial, the hustlers are accusing the police of racism because it took so long to catch him. No one remembers—or cares to mention—Wes Pratt’s demands from 1990: Don’t “overreact” to a black serial killer being on the loose. Don’t question “any and all” black males who match the description. If a black male who matches the description is seen in the vicinity of the crime, don’t take his photograph. And don’t report details of the killer in the press. This is what Pratt and his followers in the Southern California black community demanded when the Sleeper was on the loose. And now many of those same people are throwing tantrums over the fact that it took so long to bring him to justice.