Can anyone please explain to me how to write an editorial about Mr. Mead from "The Pedestrian," a character who's arrested?

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shake99 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

An editorial about Mr. Mead in "The Pedestrian" should express the editorial writer’s opinion and give supporting reasons to try to convince the reader to accept the writer’s position.

Since Mr. Mead was apprehended by an automated police car simply for walking around the neighborhood at night, a defensible opinion might be something along the lines of “people have a right to walk around in public areas without being arrested.” Mr. Mead is being discriminated against simply because he is behaving differently than other citizens, who are all sitting in their houses watching television. The editorial could include some information about how watching too much television is not good for people. Mr. Mead has not harmed anyone. Why should he be arrested?