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Letter to the Editor: Response

August 25, 2021 at 2:39 a.m. | Updated August 25, 2021 at 2:40 a.m.

TO THE EDITOR:

I have to respond to S.E. Cupp's article on August 3rd. She tries to compare the demonstration of American citizens, who supported President Trump on January 6, 2021, to one of the worst attacks ever against America , the 9/11 attacks. Those attacks killed 2,977 people and injured more than 6,000. In the Capitol demonstrations, the only person killed was Ashli Babbitt, a white female, shot by a Washington policeman. Ashli was unarmed. If she had been black and shot by a white policeman, do you think she would have been forgotten so soon?

Cupp describes the events of January 6, 2021, as "horrific", "worse than we knew", and a "mob of violent insurrectionists". She should have compared that day to the riots of the summer and fall of 2020. Since she failed to do that, I will.

1) January 6 was in the daytime; riots were at night.

2) One was killed on January 6; at least 25 were killed during the riots.

3) No fires or looting on January 6; looting and burning took place every night during the Floyd riots.

4) No privately owned businesses were destroyed on January 6; the riots destroyed almost 1,500.

I watched the so-called insurrection of January 6. I watched as 15 or 20 policemen made no attempt to stop the demonstrators as they entered the Capitol. "Set-up?"

Pelosi bailed out any BLM or ANTIFA member arrested during the "riots". Many Americans who were arrested on January 6 are still being held.

Cupp also mentioned the words shameless, disgusting, and sickening. Her words accurately describe, not the events of January 6, but the deadly, almost never-ending riots of the summer and fall of 2020.

Did the people have the right to demonstrate against police brutality following the death of George Floyd? Of course, and justice was served as the policeman charged with Floyd's death was convicted of man-slaughter and second degree murder. Did the people who demonstrated in support of President Trump have the same right? Of course. Every American must have the same rights, or we will not have an America for long.

Steve Sharp

Simms, Texas

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