Charles Blow on His Son’s Encounter with Campus Police by lindaoppenheim | Jan 26, 2015 | Article, Opinion | 1 comment Charles Blow describes his son’s encounter with a Yale University security guard. “There is no amount of respectability that can bend a gun’s barrel. All of our boys are bound together.” 1 Comment Marv Ostberg on February 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm Just rechecked my recollection that New Haven, home of Yale, continues to have an extremely high violence rate. That is relevant. Years ago at 19 (I am now 78) I had a similar encounter with the police, but in California. Not only did I face a gun, but a night in jail. All charges were dropped, but I understand that Blow’s innocent son was likely very stressed as I sure was. Clearly a memorable and unpleasant experience. He is indeed Black and I am indeed White, for whatever that is worth. This only to say that this is not strictly a racial issue. I am sure others could relate stories similar to mine in a more contemporary time frame. Never have thought I was unique in any way. Am very pleased that Mr. Blow’s son is ok. I wish him well in his pursuit of a degree. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.