Letters to the Editor

No book thrown at library thieves

:American Animals” features the story of Charles Allen II, a participant in 2004 book heist at Transylvania University.
:American Animals” features the story of Charles Allen II, a participant in 2004 book heist at Transylvania University. agervasi@herald-leader.com

I was disgusted to read the article about the four robbers of the Transylvania University library. It’s one of the worst displays of white privilege I have ever seen.

If these four were poor and black or Hispanic or some other minority, they would, without a doubt, still be in prison instead of parading themselves shamelessly on TV trying to convince the public that they aren’t “criminally bad people ... just dopes.”

I’ve got news for them: They may be dopes or idiots, but they are also criminally bad people. Ask the librarian they tied up and hurt.

One would think this quadruplet of guilty thieving morons would have the good sense to shut up and lay low, but shame is in very short supply these days.

Nina Reidmiller

Lexington

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