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Inflammatory photo of SWAT team

My goodness! Could you have found a more inflammatory photo to use on the front page?

Your Jan. 17 photo of four Nevada County SWAT team members with frightening-looking weapons aimed and ready was gratuitously violent as well as uninformative and inane in content, both denigrating to a hard-working SWAT team and poster-like in its display of automatic weapons.

The Union’s front page photo was nothing more than amateurish infotainment, pedaling an image of pointless violence. We get plenty of that from Hollywood. I expect better from a newspaper. You could have served the story, your readers and the police better than you did. Shame on you. You deserve the angry letters you will certainly provoke.



Connie Muir

Nevada City


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