Letters, Jun. 19, 1972

Loser Be Damned

Sir Sir / No, it is not that the entire country is uncontrollably violent; nor are we a hopelessly sick society. The problem is that we do not take care of the sick in our society.

If Arthur Bremer [May 29] had been recognized as an emotionally disturbed youth and properly rehabilitated, he might not have become our most recent assassin without a cause. His teacher graded him A for his graphic description of a young boy crying out for help; but most American school systems are not equipped to provide help to the troubled youngster.

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