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DON'T LET KOPP TRIAL BECOME MEDIA CIRCUS

James Kopp is "outraged." So am I.

I am outraged that Kopp, his associates and others of like mind have bombed facilities and killed and maimed others who have been providing legal medical services to people in need. My outrage and respect for American ideals do not provide me or most other Americans with the right or freedom to commit murder.

Kopp committed a cold-blooded murder -- nothing more, nothing less. It was planned, plotted premeditated murder. Based on his reported confession, his murder trial should go forward.

His attempt to turn his act of terror into a media circus about abortion rights should be ignored. Neither local nor national media should participate in giving credence to his planned sham. Abortion issues have no bearing on this murder trial.

W. MERLE SMITH JR.
Buffalo

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