Fabiola Santiago’s Jan. 4 column, “For victims of gun violence, words are wind,” decries the epidemic of death and violence in low-income communities. Immediately below her column is a story about “the community’s” demand for answers regarding the “police assassination” of a 21-year-old who fled a police stop with a gun in his hand.
These residents have a choice: Support aggressive policing in high-crime areas or lionize and excuse the behaviors of young criminals.
Barry Jay Warsch,
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