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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Give bomber all rightful legal assistance In the righteous anger that has gripped the nation since the Boston Marathon bombings, let us not give up our precious civil liberties; let this vital principle of our national life be unconditionally extended to the alleged surviving bomber himself [“‘Take whatever you want,’ Boston suspect texted chums,” News, May…More
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