A president for all

08/22/2014 5:37 PM

08/22/2014 5:38 PM

Re Joy-Ann Reid’s column on Aug. 21, Why some fear the police:

When speaking about the problems in Ferguson, Missouri, Reid is wrong when she makes the following statement: “ . . . Of course, the federal government’s capacity to be an ally depends mightily on who the president is . . . ”

I have been around more decades than I’d like to recall.

But before President Obama, every president that I’ve been familiar with has always been an “ally” of all Americans, not just a particular race, creed, sex or sexual orientation.

Buddy Newman, Coral Gables

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