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    Police protest ‘way over the line’

    While I do realize that when this letter is printed, the story I’m responding to (“”Protesters decry police brutality,”” Oct. 23) will be a week old, I feel that I cannot let it be. For the just over two months I’ve been attending this university so far, I believe there’s only one day on which I didn’t pick up a copy of the Daily Wildcat. I consider it a fairly reliable paper. When one of your comics isn’t going off on an anti-Semitic tangent, I enjoy reading it, because it always manages to be balanced. If there’s a liberal editorial one day, there’s something conservative on the next page or day.

    However, I take great offense at the headline “”Protesters decry police brutality.”” In this day and age of terrorism, for someone to be verbally stabbing in the back the very men and women that keep this community safe disgusts me. I’m all for free speech, but this “”protest”” took things way over the line. Several of the protesters, including a UA alumnus and a high schooler, claim to have seen various instances of police brutality. I challenge any and all of the people involved in this mockery of the First Amendment to give solid proof of these accusations. I highly doubt I’ll get that proof, though, because when you have the mindset that all police are part of the “”fascist police state,”” which most of these protesters probably do, it’s easy to create stories of police brutality.

    My greatest offense, though, is an issue that has already been brought up in a previous letter. The cover picture included a member of the protest carrying a sign calling for violence against police officers. Doesn’t that go against the very point of the protest to decry violence by one group of people yet condone violence against them? Quite frankly, I see it as a poor choice on the part of the Daily Wildcat staff to choose that image as the headline image. Surely, there were other photographs taken at the event that could have been used. Surely, a better choice could and should have been made.

    -Kevin Rand Wos
    political science freshman

    Ghost article insensitive

    Reading the article “”Campus a hotspot for hauntings”” (Monday), I was outraged by the insensitivity concerning the suicide that occurred at the Student Union Memorial Center. Although perhaps it made for a fun Halloween scare, it just happened two years ago (not one year ago, as the article stated in the caption under the picture) and it has directly affected myself, the community I grew up in (and) all of my friends, and it really is not something that should be mocked and used in a fun little article that is meant to be entertaining. That “”jumper”” of a couple years back is still dear in our hearts because he was an amazing friend, brother, son, citizen and University of Arizona student, who touched everyone he met.

    I am just so disappointed that the paper would allow for an incident that is still fresh in our minds and hearts to be used with such insensitivity and with no consideration of those who were directly affected. That young man, Greg (Bauer), deserves respect because he really was such a respectable honorable man that I wish everyone had a chance to know.

    -Brianna Christiano
    sociology sophomore

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