I was taken aback by the letter written about the late Sam Cuellar in which he was accused of creating an atmosphere where gang members could not be stopped and questioned by the local police. Nothing could be further from the truth about Mr. Cuellar.
His son certainly clarified the circumstances his father was all too aware of, and it is known as racial profiling.
My favorite character in literature is Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird. I measure most men by that yardstick because, as hard as it might have been, this character always “did the right thing” by everyone, and it was certainly not easy in the south in that period.
If the author of the letter had known Sam, he would have recognized that Sam would have been the first one to have any family member make things right with the world if that were the occasion.
Mr. Cuellar would have never covered up for anyone, much less not supported local law enforcement. Mr. Cuellar had a way of calming people down and getting his point across without offending or agitating anyone.
To the gentleman who wrote the letter in the first place, please get the facts straight before you do any more character assassinations on Mr. Cuellar. He was a good man, and it was an honor to have known him!