To the editor:
I have received letters condemning my inclusion of the new Black Panther Party as a militia. Unfortunately they are a militia. Unfortunately also many of such groups have committed violent acts. Some letters also noted the high incidence of violent crimes in the Dunbar community. They went so far as to say that I was against or not sympathetic to Dunbar. They suggested that a retraction was needed.
I therefore hope to inform anyone of such an opinion that I do not feel a retraction is order. Many people of Dunbar and Lee County can attest to the fact that I have worked to support the Dunbar area for many years. They can also verify that I have written on many occasions to area papers regarding the problems in the minority communities and especially the murder rate in Dunbar.
We must work together to solve the problem. I would like to see positive action of all those sympathetic to Dunbar's cause. We condemn violence anywhere.
Lewis Robinson, M.D.