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posted: 5/21/2013 4:40 AM

Harrop column way too quick to judge

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Harrop column way too quick to judge

In her May 9 column, Ms. Harrop has declared her self judge, jury and executioner. In this same edition of the newspaper, the prosecutors stated they brought no charges against Ariel Castro's two brothers because "There was no evidence they had any part in the crime."

She refers to the "three brothers imprisoning, impregnating and tormenting young women ..." She states, "The Castro brothers kept their prisoners in a boarded-up, foreclosed-upon cottage in a packed neighborhood."

She concludes "The three brothers will presumably have the rest of their lives behind bars to contemplate their sickness, if they are capable of complicated thought."

There is no bigger example of rush to judgment. Should Ms. Harrop decide to apologize to the two, at this point, innocent brothers in a future column, it will probably be one sentence at the end of a future column, as opposed to an entire column condemning the innocent.

Phillip E. Ritchey

Glendale Heights

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