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Reference to Brown tainted commentary

Reference to Brown tainted commentary

'Fake' news on shootings should be checked

Regarding the Washington Post Jan. 9 editorial [“Police are still shooting too many citizens”] on police shootings in this country, I must point something out that lends itself to the fake news accusations the press faces. 

The editorial had some interesting points, especially concerning the mental health component in many of police involved shootings. However, referencing Michael Brown in any legitimate discussion of this topic is ludicrous. He was a thug who had committed a robbery, attacked a police officer almost half his size and attempted to wrestle the officer’s gun away from him so violently that it discharged inside the radio car. 

Using him, even in passing, along with the vehemently false narrative of hands-up-don’t- shoot that usually accompanies his story, drains any credibility from an intelligent dialogue.

Alan Buzanowski

Saratoga Springs

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