The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

Opinion Justice is still lacking for Bijan Ghaisar

Family members of Bijan Ghaisar, including his father, James Ghaisar, center, and sister, Negeen Ghaisar, right, attend a vigil commemorating the second anniversary of Bijan Ghaisar’s death, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Nov. 17, 2019.
Family members of Bijan Ghaisar, including his father, James Ghaisar, center, and sister, Negeen Ghaisar, right, attend a vigil commemorating the second anniversary of Bijan Ghaisar’s death, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Nov. 17, 2019. (Craig Hudson/For the Washington Post)

Regarding the April 24 Metro article “Police killing moves to federal court”:

The Justice Department is looking into several police departments because of recent shootings of Black people and the departments’ practices. Why are officials not looking into the U.S. Park Police? Why has it taken so long for this case to be resolved? 

Bijan Ghaisar’s car was rear-ended, and he left the scene. He was killed for this. At no point were the officers who shot him in danger. It appears they were just angry because he would not stay put after he was stopped. Why is no one protesting for Ghaisar or adding his name to the long list of people shot by police over traffic infractions? 

 Joanne Marcus, Woodbridge

Read more letters to the editor.

Loading...