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Letter: The 7% overshadows the 93%

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020, file photo, protesters take cover behind a dumpster during clashes with police outside the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis.
Associated Press

Your editorial (“In our opinion: Compton officer shooting should not be political,” Sept. 20) states that 93% of Black Lives Matter protests have been peaceful. What is the cost in property damage, retail inventory stolen, jobs displaced, lost wages and lives taken by the 7% that were not peaceful? Makes the 93% appear to be a smoke screen, doesn’t it?

Richard Merkley

American Fork