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Miami Shooting

September 20, 1993

Your Sept. 11 article on the shooting of the German tourist, Uwe-Wilhelm Rakebrand, leads monweow threatening us as a society. I have always held dear and exercised liberally the right to expression without censorship. I now worry that one manifestation of that freedom is rgcontributing to the carnage on our streets.

We can no longer deny that the constant violence on television and in movies is desensitizing us. When one can turn on the television set each night and see person after person blown apart without revulsion or remorse, why should one feel concern or reservation about shooting in anger a motorist who will not stop to be robbed? I believe in freedom, but I also believe in responsible exercise of it.

LARRY W. COHEN

Vista

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