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Why waste time with coroner’s inquest charade?

To the editor:

Once again a coroner’s inquest jury finds no fault with police shooting an unarmed suspect (“Deadly shooting justified, jury rules,” Sunday Review-Journal).

All a cop has to say is, “I thought he had a gun,” or, “I thought I saw a gun,” or, “I thought he was doing something that put me in danger,” and the jury has reached their verdict. Any other evidence is irrelevant to them.

The evidence sure seemed to indicate that the cop killed Trevon Cole without cause. These “justifiable” verdicts against all evidence but the shooter’s biased testimony fool no one but the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The next inquest jury’s verdict in the Costco shooting will be no different despite any evidence to the contrary.

Why even bother with these amateur theatrical performances operating with rules that prevent a just verdict?

Tom Lane

Las Vegas

Something to hide?

To the editor:

The president finally said something I can support. In the Sunday Review-Journal article, “Obama tackles high court ruling,” the president criticized Republicans for supporting corporate campaign donations. He said, “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.”

Mr. President, I enthusiastically await the release of your birth certificate, school records and passport records without anything conveniently blacked out. You could also come clean with your health records. Also, stop spending taxpayer money on lawyer fees opposing the release of these records.

Mr. Obama has the power to end all rumors instantly — just release the records or tell us why he won’t. Is it that he has to something to hide?

david rice

las vegas

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