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Connecting the dots on issues, people and news in the Sacramento region

Whose side is Sacramento really on when it comes to the police shooting of Joseph Mann?

October 05, 2016 04:00 AM

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Hello, my name is Marcos Bretón, and I'm the news columnist with The Sacramento Bee. What’s a columnist supposed to do? I’m supposed to make you think, make you laugh, make you mad or make you see an issue in a different way. I also write a weekly baseball column during the baseball season. I am a native of Northern California and the son of Mexican immigrants. I’ve been at The Bee for more than 20 years, and I love Sacramento.

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