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Thursday's Letters to the Editor

Rush to judgment

EDITOR: It was gratifying to read the excellent commentary by Chris Smith on the career, accomplishments and dedication of the Rev. John Crews ("Hanna's band of brothers without its father," Sunday). Crews is dedicated to his church and to the residents of the Hanna Boys Center. I am certain the positive influence Crews had on Walter Linares and J.T. Trainor are not isolated examples.

In this litigious world in which we live, it has become practice to consider one guilty upon accusation; to remove the accused despite years of exemplary service. Is this a rush to judgment without due process?

This Week In Political Cartoons

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DENNIS SABOURIN

Santa Rosa

DUI eulogy

EDITOR: A drunken driver kills himself, and you eulogize and martyr him on the front page ("Friends: Crash victim was getting life back on track," Saturday). Would your article have been the same if he had killed someone else, perhaps an entire family? Luckily, he only killed himself. That was a poor choice of a front page article. Your readers deserve better.

RAY MITCHELL

Santa Rosa

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