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October 22, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Clarifying what Horsford said

U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford’s carefully crafted words at Michael Brown’s funeral (Aug. 26 Sun) need clarification.

“The events surrounding the use of force that have resulted in the death of Michael Brown are a pattern where we see children being killed.” Does our representative consider an 18-year-old gentle giant a child who robbed a convenience store for cigars and threatened the store clerk?

Horsford further states, “This tragic event of Michael Brown — while as horrible as it is, and he should have never lost his life as an unarmed boy who had just graduated high school.” During World War II, many boys gave their life to protect this great nation. They were there to defend our country, not to rob a convenience store.

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