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Poor Choice of Words by Supervisor Antonovich

This letter is in response to an article that appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News on February 6, 2014.

February 12, 2014

Letters to the Editor
Los Angeles Daily News

Re “ACLU sues L.A. County leaders over cross on county seal” (Feb. 6):

Shame on Supervisor Michael Antonovich for referring to the American Civil Liberties Union as “storm troopers” in his statement decrying the lawsuit against L.A. County’s wrong-headed decision to add a cross to the county seal. To equate the ACLU with the Nazi paramilitary group in Germany that attacked people because of their religion or political views is vicious.

As a child and grandchild of Holocaust survivors, I am deeply offended by this comparison.

Antonovich may disagree with the position taken by the ACLU, but he owes this venerable civil rights group — and the residents of L.A. County whom he serves — an apology for his poor choice of words.


Amanda Susskind
Los Angeles Regional Director 

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