Letters to the Editor

Policing has to change

We need laws to make it mandatory that every violent police action be tried before a jury of unscreened citizens. Prosecutors and judges refuse to charge or convict killer cops. We’re dupes/idiots to believe they give us equal justice for all. That label should be removed from the Supreme Court building, because it’s a lie.

I wouldn’t object if all that protest energy, anger and upheaval were only directed at the killer cops and their property and at the prosecutors and judges that excuse police killings and at the wimpy lawmakers that keep giving police more favored status in the law, and more power to make them exempt from the law, and exempt from the lawsuits until they’re like “gods” and citizens are like “rats” (with no rights) by comparison. This letter is not against legitimate defense by police or citizens. A big strong attacker may be armed with anger and strength even if not armed with a gun or knife. But killing non-violent, non-attacking citizens is not a defense and too many such killings are genuine murder by God’s law. Why don’t I ever hear the so-called “prol-life” lawmakers and religionists make any outrage about it.

Herman Lenz

Sumner

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