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Leave it to law enforcement

I read with interest, the remarks of Quartermaster Darren Hughes of the Spokane Valley Veterans of Foreign Post #1435 in the Nov. 25 article about the break-in.

What really stood out to me, after the VFW Post was broken into and caught on video, on Thanksgiving Day, was Mr. Hughes comment in the paper, “I hope the police find him before one of our members does.”

On the inside cover of our monthly Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine, it states our objectives, “To ensure national security through maximum military strength, to speed the rehabilitation of the nation’s disabled and needy veterans, to assist the widows and orphans and the dependents of disabled and needy veterans, to promote Americanism through education in patriotism and constructive service to the communities in which we live.”

As a life member in good standing with the Spokane Tribe of Indians VFW. Post #1107, our objectives have been to promote, safer and healthier communities, never to possibly promote or insinuate, vigilante justice. No doubt, Quartermaster Hughes, made that comment, in the heat and anger of the Thanksgiving moment, hopefully, none of their highly trained and skilled members will act based upon what he said. Let duly authorized law enforcement do their job.

James G. Perkins, Upper Columbia Human Rights Coalition


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