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Sadly, the media has decided

I am sickened with a recent political cartoon — the Statue of Liberty with both arms up and the caption “Don’t Shoot.”

The direct message here is that Policeman Wilson is guilty of shooting an innocent man who was surrendering to the police but worse! Michael Brown is a black man. Amy Goodman’s column decides to bring slavery into the events of Ferguson and opines Michael Brown and Ferguson is akin to the “Dred Scott decision.”

Why no mention of protesters’ bottle throwing, the looting, death threats to the police? Doesn’t fit with either the cartoonist or Amy’s agenda. Without a grand jury report, without specific proven facts, without a trial, sadly the media, locally and nationally, has decided.



Susan Lapin

Grass Valley


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