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Today, I mourn the death of Lt. Brian Bradshaw

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In reaction to my piece citing that 7 soldiers died in Afghanistan prior to the Jackson memorial and the media's coverage of his death, I received some feedback from my readers.  One stated that he (Jackson) deserves millions of dollars being shelled out for police security since he paid he paid millions in taxes.  That one still boggles my mind given the fact there have been many social programs cut, workers being laid off, IOUs as paychecks and homelessness within the city of Los Angeles and the state of California. By the way, the State of California is suffering a $24 billion dollar deficit.  That directly affects those living in the City of Los Angeles.

 

 

L.A. simply cannot afford this protection which will cost the city $2.5 million dollars when they are a half a billion dollars in debt.  But, the memorial will go on.

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One reader stated for me to show some respect and I have, but I question where America's priorities are when it comes to elevating a celebrity over those who serve our country.

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A reader cited that Jackson gave to many charities and that is true, but our soldiers give their life for this country.  As Jackson will be buried in a gold-plated coffin, our soldiers come home in flag-draped ones with little fan-fare.  What if any celebrities choose to go to their memorial services?

 

 

If you think I am not the only one raising this valid point comparing the coverage of Jackson's death over our soldiers, you would be wrong.

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Someone sent me a link to a story as published on Fox: Relatives of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Decry Lack of Coverage Amid Jackson Spectacle and these relatives would be correct.  In watching a repeat of "AC 360" last night, Anderson Cooper while speaking of Jackson's death, gave only two minutes in reporting of these fallen soldiers.  Why, Anderson?

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