Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Shame on PSU for Ayers invite

Penn State should be ashamed of its plans to host known terrorist Bill Ayers.

It is disgraceful that an institution of higher education would sanction the appearance of a criminal who caused terror and destruction throughout the United States.

Ayers is the worst kind of terrorist. He committed violent acts against law enforcement and his fellow Americans. He freely admits to bombing the New York Police Department headquarters, the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon.

Acts of terrorism should never be rewarded. We should condemn these violent acts to the highest degree.

Rather than welcoming a known terrorist onto campus and giving him a platform to speak, Penn State leadership should stand up for justice by banning Ayers from its grounds.

Les Neri


The writer is president of the Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.