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The Jan. 6 attack by a mob was far worse than 1954 shooting by a few | READER COMMENTARY

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Len Brewer ludicrously contends that the actions of four deranged individuals who shot five congressmen, all of whom recovered, in 1954 was a far worse attack than that of the Jan. 6 insurrection (”Facts matter: Jan. 6 was not necessarily U.S. Capitol’s worst attack,” Oct. 21).

I remind Mr. Brewer that the Jan. 6 insurrection was perpetrated by hundreds of deranged individuals, many carrying weapons, who were egged on by the puerile rantings of a classic sore loser. These people stalked, terrorized and threatened members of Congress, U.S. Capitol Police and even Vice President Mike Pence. They stole property, destroyed property and injured many.

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To attempt to portray them as anything other than a dangerous, terrorist mob is to totally distort reality.

Ann Power, Catonsville

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