Letters to the Editor

Letter: Protests

I see people people lining up in the streets doing what they think is “protesting” but really all they are doing is rioting. Protesting does not involve looting pharmacies and injuring cops. It is defined as “a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.” Police brutality has gotten so out of hand in the past three years that cops have been killed and many injured because people think that what they did is unfair and racist. The police officers are out in the field doing what they are hired to do; not all cops are bad and not all cops are racist.

Don’t get me wrong, there are corrupt cops all throughout the world, and many of them do terrible things and usually get fired for their actions. A simple solution to all of the protest and deaths is to start by doing what they did in the 1960s and do a thing called peaceful protesting. Some people in these cities were peacefully protesting about this, but it would be much better if everyone joined in. It is much safer for everyone in the cities and much more mature.

Matthew Shirley, Meridian