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Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Is violence in America today worse than in the past? Or has today's technology — cellphones and the Internet — made reporting it easier and faster?

Think about the shootings at Kent State University during the Vietnam era. If every student had been carrying a cellphone with a video camera, would four students have been killed by our own government? Of course not.

Police departments around the country are being sued amid allegations of officer misconduct because police officers are being recorded all the time.

In the Internet age, nothing is a secret. The Chinese military has hacked into PNC and scoped out its customers in recent years. We cannot stop the future; we just do what the Marine Corps does — adapt, compromise and overcome. Semper Fi.

James Illinsky

Springdale

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