Albuquerque militia


Concerning “The thin blurred line” (August 2020), I’d like to suggest an alternate response to violence on any side. Keep the damn statue! But make it tell both sides of the story. Add a plaque that describes the genocide of Indigenous peoples. Bring school groups and others to teach people of the racist history. Meanwhile, keep up with police reform and social programs for marginalized people. Any violence on either side of an issue begets more violence. It also foments a military response from the federal authorities, at least right now. Please, just tell the story — the whole story — and work for reform. Also: Vote!

Emily Matyas
Dolores, Colorado

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