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I want to reply to Arlene C. Harris, whose letter to the editor, “Grandmother mad about comments,” in the July 16 edition of The Lancaster News, referred to my online comments about her daughter.
You said that I made “stupid” comments. That means I got your attention.
I don’t know your daughter, but I was in a store when she approached me and started telling about a benefit to support her child, Jaylen Jackson, who was killed when she apparently got caught in the crossfire of a gunfight. I asked what happened and she told me.
Yes, I did make the comment that your daughter left me with the impression that she was making excuses for her boyfriend, whom Jaylen was with when she got killed. Is that not a fact?
I don’t understand why you brought color into this. I don’t judge color, I judge actions. Matthew 7:16 says, “You will know them by their fruits.”
You said you want “those responsible” to get what they deserve. How do you think that can happen when you daughter says, “It was just an accident, she was just at the wrong place at the wrong time?” Who put her in the wrong place at the wrong time?
You are right, Arlene, this could happen to anyone. But you should have said, it could happen to anyone who is not doing their best to protect their child.
You are using me to soothe your own conscience. Admit to yourself that you allowed your grandchild to be in an area where human life means little.
You can criticize me if you like, but that doesn’t change the fact that a baby should be with his or her mother and father, and not her mother and her gangster boyfriend.