Letter: Smear on police

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Sir: We are all responsible for creating a society where a young man can be murdered because he is black with nothing done. It is very easy to say that one is "against racism", but the fact that it even needs to be said is revealing.

Rather than conveniently pointing the finger at other people - "those racists" - we need to look closer to home. We must not forget that "racist gangs" are made up of people. They are not an alien force down for a day trip from Mars. They are our sons, our daughters, our mothers and fathers, our colleagues. They are a part of us and we must all bear some responsibility for their actions.


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