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POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 22, 2014 Page3 Fisherman's Feast (Continued from Page 1) Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: www.BostonPostGazette,com Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 118 - No. 34 Friday, August 22, 2014 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDIT( )RIAL HANGING FIRST, TRIAL SECOND? by Sal Giarratani Last I heard, folks are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Too bad the mainstream media doesn't understand that our agitators like Rev. Al Sharpton, who seemingly prowls for good stories to milk. Latest example is the tragedy taking place right now in the City of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. An 18-year-old man was killed by a Ferguson police officer and immediately Sharpton and the liberal media outlets like MSNBC couldn't wait for the facts to be gathered before assigning blame. I will await the facts as they come in on both parties in this shooting. I will not rush to judge or defend. Let the facts fall where they may. However, I cannot begin to understand why the people of Ferguson have turned to looting their own community's business in the name of justice. Looks like a good excuse for some thugs to go on a free shop- ping spree and blame racism for their actions. Where is Rev. AI when you need him. He comes in, stirs up the pot and then disappears like the Legend of the Lone Ranger. There is no excuse for tearing down your own community. When the facts are gathered and investigated, we will know where to assign blame, but until then, we need to see the rule of law restored to the civil society of Ferguson, Missouri right now looks as law- less as ISIS moving through northern Iraq. Many people have taken issue with the militariza- tion of local police forces using war surplus stuff from the Department of Homeland Security, but now the streets of this community are actually being patrolled by the Missouri National Guard because the violence has become so threatening. Kudos to both Governor Jay Nixon and Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol for attempt- ing to bring order back from disorder. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due tO space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 The opinions expressed by our columnists and contributors are not necessarily the same as those of The Post-Gazette, its publisher or editor. Photo submissions are accepted by the Post~razette provided they are clear, original photos. There is a $5 charge for each photo submitted. Photos can be submitted via e-mail: postgazette@aol.eom; If you want your photos returned, include a se~f