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Sad day for U.S., Utah

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Regarding Donald Ball of Utah and the other Blackwater defendants accused of killing 17 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007. If they are found guilty, it will be a sad day for our country. It is also sad that the defendants' attorneys feel that they would have a better chance of a fair trial in Utah because Utah is more pro guns than other states.

What does that mean — that our Utah citizens would be inclined to be more lenient and understanding of the mass murder at Nisoor Square? I don't think that is the kind of reputation we want or deserve.

Stan Jacobson

Ogden