TO THE EDITOR:
The Aug. 29 opinion piece "Not my liberals" shows a lack of empathy, hypocritical reasoning and a poor understanding of leftist thought.
The piece misrepresents the left as inherently violent and treats anyone left of the Sanders campaign as militant and politically undeveloped.
The phrase “[w]e should seek to distance ourselves from radical and potentially dangerous groups on either side of the spectrum” engages in the same “Both Sides” rhetoric used in response to Charlottesville.
The author also recommends placing faith in the police, ignoring the fact that those citizens most in need of protection, the people who work the hardest to guard their communities from violent far-right groups, are the same class of citizens who endure daily and systematic abuse by American police.