Recently I attended a Do The Right Thing ceremony sponsored by the city of Miami Police Department. My student was being recognized for being a hero, along with other children, who have achieved in their education and community service the opportunity to make a difference for others. News media were there covering this event and my student was excited with the thought of being on television.
Alas, the evening news was not about the positives of the city of Miami Police Department, but about the city of Miami Police Officer Carl Patrick who was found dead in his home. I explained to my disappointed student to continue to Do The Right Thing even though what seems to make news is all that is wrong in our community.
Glenn Steinberg, Miami