Letters to the Editor

Enough is enough

Aug. 9, marked the first anniversary of a 18-year-old man losing his life due to making criminally wrong choices.

At the same time, it was the beginning of the demise of a Ferguson police officer and his family.

Forensics and eyewitnesses proved the 18-year-old to be wrong, and the cop was exonerated from any wrongdoing.

Fast forward to present. Police were shot at, looters repeated their criminal acts, another teen was shot by police and numerous arrests were made. Without he said/she said being interjected into the equation, tell me what’s wrong with this scenario.

How about adopting a new slogan like “all lives matter” and cease to making a hero out of a man who tried to disarm and do great bodily harm to a guy who was simply doing his job. The City of Ferguson is making positive headway, and the good, law-abiding citizens deserve a better solution to an unfortunate incident.

If you’re right, you’re right, and if you’re wrong, you’re wrong. Put a stop to this one-sided, “I’m a racially profiled innocent bystander.”

Enough is enough.

Mike Coleman

Granite City

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