Letter to the editor: Compassion needed

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    I was appalled by the insensitive article about the tragic passing of Chester Rodgers, which appeared in The Daily Universe on Tuesday. I felt that the author had no sense of compassion or remorse, and was only concerned with whether or not BYU was responsible for the death.

    I am sure we were all happy to know that the deceased student had signed a waiver. We will all sleep better at night knowing that BYU has legally protected itself from other “unfortunate accidents.” I feel the author, the intramural administrator and the editor could all have shown more compassion for the unfortunate student and his suffering family, and less fixation on the university’s disclaimers.

    Justin Gonzalez

    Springville

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