Letters to the Editor

Letter: 'Back the Blue' ride was misguided

To the Editor:

I hope with all my heart that local police departments discouraged the “Back the Blue Ride” that happened on Saturday. The timing couldn’t be worse. The wounds of racism are too raw to rub salt into those wounds by someone who professes that he doesn’t “believe there’s systemic racism in this country” and has organized this ride for “red-blooded Americans.”

We don’t need more division in our country; we need to come together and to work together to correct what’s needs changing. Yes, Mr. Alger, there is systemic racism in this country, and I fear it’s being perpetuated by people like you.

Toni Weaver

McHenry

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