The shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston has disappeared from front pages all over the country except here in the Lowcountry.

Responsible journalists elsewhere, and the general public everywhere, recognize the transparency of local officials handling the matter quickly and honestly. Sadly our local media has refused to let go, keeping the story in the headlines, seemingly hoping to ignite “Ferguson II.”

Their efforts are working. Local minority leaders, who had come to appreciate and accept the way North Charleston dealt with the event, have been emboldened by local media’s refusal to put it to rest and let justice prevail.

Bob Stefani

Long Grove Drive

Mount Pleasant