Letters included one from a 15-year-old in El Dorado.
Janelle Blackwell’s arguments in this letter rested mostly on her own health and wellness. (“I and three other girls were so upset we couldn’t go to school today.”) Blackwell asked that her letter be treated as a business letter, though she acknowledged that she wasn’t quite sure how to write one: “This letter I know is not in good form of any kind … but I feel terrible. I’m 15 and I feel like 80.”
Slate links the actual letter, which includes this closing page:
Lynn Little - it's taxation without representation, plain and simple.
Did the deceased witness a crime that's going to trial soon? That's my immediate thought.
So can little hands Rapert call out the national guard? Because he will prolly try…