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It is now time for the authorities to pay the price for their over-the-top actions in this matter. I can only hope that his family will win its civil-liberties lawsuit and that heads will roll at Rogers High School and the Police Department for their imprudence in this matter.
Jon McCollum, Plymouth
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Ah, the foibles of youth compounded by the advent of social media in all its forms. What will it take for all who use these media to realize that anything posted is open to public scrutiny, different interpretation and leaping to conclusions other that what the writer intended? It seems to be happening more and more frequently, and it surprises me that so many are still so naive (dare I say stupid?) as to not consider just what they are saying and what might result from that.
Margaret DeHarpporte, Eden Prairie
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