Letter: Report the facts on growing radicalism

Posted8/11/2022 5:00 AM

The 4th of July massacre in Highland Park was not the act of a "lone wolf." Unfortunately, it was a predictable outcome of the increasing political violence by right-wing extremist groups in the Chicago suburbs that remains underreported by local media.

As your newspaper is aware, in the past year there have been confirmed reports of Proud Boys efforts to intimidate citizens at local school board meetings in Downers Grove and Palatine as well as threats posed by a supporter of "Awake Illinois" during an incident in Schaumburg. As you are also aware, District 211 board member Mark Cramer has received funding for his election from billionaire extremist Richard Uihlein, the same person who donated $350,000 to a radical radio pastor who approves of the execution of gay people.


At the very least, your readers deserve the facts about the dangerous radicalism that is growing in our own backyard. That knowledge and forewarning might help prevent the next deadly tragedy.

Jerry Freda


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