My heroes in this victory for government accountability ("Arrest Video Can't be Kept Confidential, Appellate Court Rules", posted July 21) saving the best for last: The Journal's, and Thadeus Greenson's, courage and perseverance, to the point of litigation when good journalism alone wasn't enough. Judge Wilson's courage in the face of massive government resistance. The appellate court, not just for ordering disclosure, but for ordering that its ruling be published, so that it can be cited in future cases.
But most of all, the kid in the video, who waived his right to keep the video secret. Without his bravery, none of this would have been possible. Hats off to you kid, whoever you are.
Jamie Flower, Arcata