Letter: We are being harmed - don't expect amends

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Editor of the Reformer,

Step 8: "Made a List of All Persons We Have Harmed..."

This step from the Alcoholics Anonymous list of 12 Steps deals with people and institutions alcoholics have harmed during their drinking careers. This step is also taken by drug users in Narcotics Anonymous for the purpose of cleaning house.

Brattleboro is being harmed by a population who is in the above categorie(s) and includes convicted offenders currently under supervision and surveillance in Brattleboro for the near, and distant future.

I do not have to mix with these folks even though they are in my daily path. This is in fact the master plan for our communities.

We are being harmed and we are owed amends. To be clear, most will never make amends to those they have harmed.

Now, let's have tea and commiserate about the lack of barbershops on Main Street. HINT!

Carol Auerbach

Brattleboro, Nov. 3

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