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Train Operators Sue Protester Brian Willson Over Accident

January 23, 1988

The suit filed by the operators of the Navy train is so hideously repellent in its cynicism, so snide in its snickering arrogance, that one detects the scent of political manipulation behind this apparent individual legal action.

For whom but those wishing to score a political point with like-minded, ideologically obsessed little sycophants would wish not only to gain financially from the disfigurement of another, but to do so boldly and publicly? The average decent working man does not think that way.

Those who would find legitimacy in this suit might countenance a suit by SS men against victims of the Holocaust, or by the Charles Manson crowd against the estate of their victims.

My hope is that this piece of awful litigation signals the beginning of the end of a decade notable for greed and lacking in compassion.

MICHAEL H. WEINBERG

Pasadena

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