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Thursday's Letters to the Editor

<b>Rush to judgment</b>

EDITOR: It seems that there are a lot of people willing to condemn Supervisor Efren Carrillo for something that may have happened. Now, his fellow supervisors have put in words what they think ("Supervisors speak out," Tuesday). It all feels like a rush to judgment before all of the facts are known. I don't blame Carrillo for hiring a good defense attorney.



<b>A tale of two protests</b>

EDITOR: Two groups of protesters blocked traffic. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, protesting ex-President Mohamed Morsi's arrest, blocked traffic on a bridge. In the United States, in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, a group of striking maintenance workers from UCLA staged a sit-in at Westwood and Wilshire boulevards.

In Egypt, the police shot to kill the protestors. In the U.S., the police arrested the protestors, and they were released on bail until they appear before a judge.

So much for democracy after a military coup in which Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrested and killed the opposition to consolidate his power. It was foolish of our military to believe it could influence the military in Egypt. The Egyptian military, with the killing of its own people, was influenced more by the example of Syria than by the United States.

Or perhaps Sisi is a Peronist.


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