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Valley Perspective | LETTERS TO THE VALLEY EDITION

Ethnic References

April 12, 1998

Regarding identifying suspects in an ATM theft ring as "mostly Armenian" on March 30 ("ATM Theft Ring Suspect Was Star in High School"):

Unless there is an Armenia nation or Armenian-American community angle (such as stolen money going to banks in Yerevan or funding Armenian-language courses in the United States) what bearing does the ancestry of the suspects have in The Times story?

If nonessential ethnic reference is now The Times policy, I expect to see all criminal suspects given the same news story treatment ("mostly" English, Irish, Latvian, Afghan, Outer Mongolian, etc.).

SOL LONDON

North Hollywood

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