Letters to the Editor

Please take a step back from defunding police

What happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis and others across the country was senseless and horrible. But defund and disband the Police Department? Who will enforce the laws? The radical left terrorists? The radical right terrorists? You? Me? Or will it just be “The Purge?”

Doesn’t that sound just a teeny bit crazy? I don’t know the answer either, but the police officers I had the privilege of working with for over 20 years were not the people that could have done that to another human. They were professional, honorable and caring. I agree that something needs to be done to weed out the psychopaths that could do this to another person, but please think before you act.

Kurt Carlson

Marion Iowa

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