Letters to the Editor

Riots and rubble

We need to keep a clear perspective about the world. A black youth is killed by a white cop in Ferguson, Mo. I took note because I grew up in Webster Groves, a hop, skip and jump from Ferguson. Michael Brown allegedly was shot six times in broad daylight with his hands up. This seems excessive. There’s much confusion swirling, and we’ll have to wait until it is sorted out.

The New York Times recently ran a picture of total devastation in Gaza. One wall left standing and 11,000 houses destroyed; nothing but rubble left. Which story is more important? It’s all about perspective.

Ron Lowe, Nevada City, Calif.