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Adopt a new approach

Re “Adoptive son is arrested in killing,” April 27

I am the mother of an adopted daughter and a son by birth.

I saw no reason to point out that the son in this story was adopted. Calling attention to this detail about a person who allegedly committed murder makes an unspoken connection between the two facts. I doubt journalists wrote of the Menendez brothers: “Birth sons arrested in killings.”

Unless being adopted is relevant to the story, it should be omitted.

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Lori Precious

Topanga


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