Stop developing weapons, start developing peace The bombs that went off in Boston showed us the damage that shrapnel can do [“Lawyers asking feds to free bombing suspect’s friend,” News, May 6]. It is only right to empathize with those who were injured, but it would be good if we could open our hearts to those…More
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American attacks treated differently Why is it that the pressure-cooker bombs that wreaked such horror and agony at the Boston Marathon are considered weapons of mass destruction, while a semi-automatic weapon, such as that used at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is not? [“FBI investigates elder brother’s visit to Russia,” News, April 29]. Bill Ames, SeattleMore
Law enforcement deserves round of applause for Boston Every day, it seems, we see an article or two about the “terrorists” in Boston, speculations on whether they were brainwashed and how hard the Chechens have had it and other sympathetic views [“CIA had flagged bombing suspect,” page one, April 25]. Many are worthy considerations, but where…More
Security should take precedence over privacy It baffles me how people can really be concerned about their privacy at a time such as this [“Image analysis helps Boston probe, raises worries for privacy advocates,” page one, April 21]. To me, it seems that the most concerned people would be the criminals themselves. I think it is a…More
Install more security cameras After the horrible events in Boston, I believe most reasonable people should recognize the value of having Homeland Security Department cameras operating and overviewing most of our vital infrastructure targets [“Two bombs rock Boston Marathon,” page one, April 16].Seattle is as vulnerable as any other big city in America. The ability…More