Letters to the Editor

August 26, 2014

Wait for all the facts

It seems to me that the more we see and hear of Michael Brown's death, the worse it gets. I don't know when I have been so bombarded with so much speculation on what happened.

First he was gunned down by a police officer, shot in the back was the first report.

The press doesn't have the answers, so they print whatever they think will sell papers. The press's feet should be held to the fire for printing anything before all the facts are in. We have juries to determine guilt or innocence. Then we have the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson revving up the press.

I know that it is miserable to live in a police brutality state where police just shoot people for no apparent reason. If Sharpton and Jackson could only live in Russia or China where everything is hunky dory, where you can live without fear of being shot, where you can criticize the government, lead protests, say and do what you want to police, don't have a job and still live like a millionaire. I, for one, would like to see both guys leave on the midnight plane, soon.

Charles Lyerla


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