Why Was Suspects' Heritage Important?

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Editor:

I read with interest "Attempted murder charges possible in assault," by Teresa McQuerrey.

Why were the three assailants referred to as "Native Americans"? If the other males involved were born in the "USA," were they not also Native Americans? Perhaps they were foreign born? If the "Native Americans" were of American Indian heritage, why not identify them by tribe?

The other males could have been identified as some type hyphenated American.

How about Polish-American ... Italian-American ... African-American ... Irish-American? Then we would have a more explicit description of those participating in the event.

And why not identify Officer Benjamin Moss. Is he American ... native born, or an immigrant, or what?

Let's keep your reporting not so blatantly confrontational.

Gerri Wager, Star Valley

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