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Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2006
To: Editor Star Tribune (
Subject: Violence

The Unmentioned Factors.

Why is it that you do not even hint at the two most important factors responsible for violent behavior in children? ("When Children Become Violent Or Cruel, What Are The Reasons?" July 8, 2006.) Is political correctness and fear of offending adults more important to you than exposing remediable causes? Lack of fathers in the home and lack of Judeo-Christian religious involvement are powerful predictors of criminal behavior in boys. Please live up to your monopolistic responsibility and print all the news, regardless of your own personal or institutional bias.

Ross S. Olson MD
[not published, of course]

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