The Torah reminds us to be on guard against those relationships that might cause us to be influenced and turn a blind eye to what is right and what is just.
The arrest of Frank Carson and the release of the affidavit has opened a flood of questions and concerns. All of this for some metal trinkets of sentimental value, leading to the death of a man who did not deserve to die, nor did he face judgment for his acts in a Court of Law. By the time the story is told, there are nine people who were involved to one degree or another, none of whom chose to do the right thing, the humane thing.
Why does Dave care so much about this? Because every life should have some meaning. And there are lessons that can be learned here that might prevent another perversion of justice.