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From the electronic mailbag (apropos of nothing in particular, apparently):

[subject line] Please add my name to the list, if you have one.

Please consider replacing Charles Mudede with a writer who is not Charles Mudede.

Thank you,


For the record, I would like to be the first to add my name to the list of people who consider Charles Mudede irreplaceable. Here is the story I always think of first when considering how much I love Charles' writing; here are the 39 feature stories he has written that exist in our online archives; and here are some installments of Police Beat from 1999. Read it and (sometimes literally) weep, people. Now, to the (as always, legally binding) Slog poll!