Letter: Deaths in prison

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RICHARD TILT may have been either right or wrong in his assertion that "blacks suffocate more easily than whites". If he was wrong with mischievous intent, he deserves criticism. However, if he was either right or wrong with sincere intent after receiving faulty information, he should not be pilloried as a racist.

There are serious dangers in allowing the politically correct lobby to stifle genuine scientific debate if they do not like some of the possible outcomes of the debate. We must always insist that open factual discussion is protected from attempts to stifle it for the sake of political convenience.

SAM BOOTE

Keyworth, Nottingham

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