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Williams’ comments misconstrued

I saw the video Nancy Williams commented on shortly after the assault occurred. How Thomas Leighty, the union president, could misstate her comments as “explicitly and vilely racist” suggests misguided motives on his part. (“STA union demands action over Facebook post,” June 13, 2018) The four perverts’ race is inconsequential as far as the act of torturing this helpless, tied-up and gagged disabled kid.

Calling Obama a creature is so pathetically innocent by today’s standards - more often than not defined by national media and Hollywood - that it warrants no defense, the First Amendment will suffice nicely. Nancy Williams, who I don’t know and have never met, has done absolutely nothing except express her opinion on her own free time pertaining to a matter that is appalling and outrageous per the actions of the four perpetrators of this horror show.

When one is questioned for pointing out an evil act, which this certainly was, and calling it exactly what is was no matter the race of any involved, it makes me question the character and genuineness of those pointing.

Curtis Browning



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