Let relative rest in peace

This letter is in response to your view and all the other comments that have been sent in regards to the shooting death of my nephew, Braxston Medina.

First of all, how could anyone comment negatively without knowing the truth and exactly what happened that fateful day this occurred? Yes, the county attorney made his decision and, yes, the Finney County Sheriff's Department did its part in investigating, but what you don't know is how can this decision have been made when they themselves said there were a lot of unanswered questions and discrepancies, but yet they say they made sure they crossed their T's and dotted their I's.

We understand there is the Stand and Defend Law that they are going by, but yet all they have is the kid who is alive and his words as to what happened that day because my nephew is not around to tell his side of the story.

For the person who commented that he wished Braxston's parents could have taught him that breaking the law is not right, obviously here again you don't know the family or his parents, so how could you comment so harshly and be judgmental? And remember that only God can judge a person and I hope nothing tragic ever happens to you in your lifetime and you have to live with it the way we as a family are having to. Every day we have to read in our newspaper over and over again what happened to a son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle and father. Please let Braxston rest in peace and justice will be served one of these days when the real truth and investigation is done.

TINA PATTERSON,

Garden City

Separate issue with Medicaid

Regarding Mr. Green's letter saying that because of an increase in Social Security benefits, he sustained a net loss in income in payment to the long-term-care unit where his wife reside. It is incorrect to equate Medicaid rules with the Affordable Health Care Act. The Medicaid rules governing the amount the patient has to pay have been in place for years. The rule is there, of course, to protect the taxpayer as well it should be. "Obamacare" has nothing to do with Medicaid reimbursement and your paper should not perpetuate the idea that it does.

BARBARA BOOKER,

Garden City