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When I first wrote about a national surge in reported hate crimes against Asian Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began, it was easy for the rest of us to sympathize, yet also believe, however feebly, that the problem was not about us.

This letter is in reference to Andy Brack's column "Time for SC to pass hate crime protections" that was published on Nov. 9. He stated that South Carolina is one of only four states that do not have laws that increase punishments for hate crimes against certain groups. S.C. Rep. Beth Bernstein is working to build a coalition to pass such laws.

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South Carolina is just one of four states without a law that punishes people who violently lash out against others or property because of hate…

It has been brought to my attention that Darlington’s newly installed mayor, Gloria Hines, recently sent a letter to our Municipal Court judge, Dan Causey, stating that his services would no longer be required after June 30, 2016.

For nearly eight years, Americans have experienced a rogue administration pushing the agenda of deep-pocketed activists by “decreeing” and enforcing destructive policies that cater to minuscule parts of the total population and which leave families wondering how to react to increasing moral decay.

This is in response to Eugene Robinson's column on assault weapons (June 14, 2016). How little people in America know about assault weapons. An assault weapon is anything used to harm someone else--baseball bats, knives, guns, airplanes, rocks AND Bill Clinton! He assaulted women!

In today’s Morning News Letters to the Editor (June 13), Melissa Haithcock wrote about the upcoming election and the lack of choices on the presidential ticket. I agree that this is the absolutely worst selection I can recall in decades of voting for both parties depending on the candidate. Neither one is viewed favorably by the majority and neither one in my estimation is capable or worthy of sitting in the Oval Office in what is still the most powerful position in the world, president of the United States of America.

Like many Americans, I have been unable to escape the unrelenting news coverage of the tragic killings than took place in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning. With each new development, the necessity to assign blame grows exponentially.

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