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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

More guns no solution to school shootings

Just as with JFK’s assassination and the Challenger explosion, I remember precisely where I was and what I was doing when I first heard about a school shooting. On Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Whitman collected his small arsenal and rode the elevator to the observation deck of the landmark tower on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Thirty-two floors above the ground, he had an excellent field of fire in all directions and, an expert marksman, went on a murderous rampage before he was fatally shot by police.

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More evidence of a police state

A new St. Paul, Minn., police policy for investigating protest groups draws praise from police experts for its sensitivity to dissent, but criticism from those who worry that police will spy on activists leading up to the Republican National Convention.

“It looks like they are in the business of infiltrating groups,” said Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, after reviewing a copy of the policy requested by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.

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The Energizer Bunny candidate

It is, as they say, a free country and Ralph Nader has decided to avail himself of that freedom to run for president — again.

The reaction of the remaining presidential candidates was not particularly welcoming, although having Nader, who is turning 74, in the field relieves John McCain, 71, of the burden of being the oldest candidate in the race.

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