Following the mysterious killing of Brian Euston in Westport, there was a lot of discussion on why the Euston homicide received so much media attention. An anonymous e-mailer wrote us to give credit where it's due: Euston's family and friends.
Here's the full e-mail: "I'll make it short and sweet. The reason Euston's death has received
so much press has absolutely nothing to do with race. His family and
friends have gone to great lengths to make sure people are aware that
violence and the outrageous number of homicides in Kansas City is
recognized by people of all social classes and races, and that
something needs to be done about it.
"They want justice for their son,
and their efforts are noteworthy-hence the reason it has received so
much press. They refuse to acquiesce to what has happened. If other
families of homicide victims chose to work as hard as the Euston
family to make a difference and find answers, they would receive the
same amount of press. Case in point: it's not because they are a
white family, it's because they refuse to give up until they find
answers and justice is served. Please consider a follow-up article
acknowledging this truth."