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Friday, August 14, 2020


Roscoe joins BLM protests

Jul 2, 2020

To the editor:
Page 2 of the June 16th Democrat printed in large type read “Roscoe joins BLM protests.” I did not recognize any Roscoe residents in the picture, and the column next to the picture stated, “residents in neighboring hamlets and villages have taken to the streets”.
To say the least, I was disappointed. I believe the full name of the organization is “Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.” The Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors stated, “We are trained Marxists.”
In Russia Marxism led to Communism which is a system of complete government control and which has never succeeded in any country that tried it.
I have been a resident and an annual voter in Roscoe for the last 30 years, and I hope that “Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation” never comes to Roscoe again.
I hope that the Democrat uses better judgement in the future.

Editor's note: Here at the Democrat, we have a responsibility to cover events happening in our communities. We can confirm there were local Roscoe residents in attedance at this demonstration who were motivated less by political ideology than by a sense of injustice toward the adversity faced by Americans of color.

Gerald McMurrer

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