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October 16, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Police need more freedom to perform duties

We don’t need more police on the beat as much as we need to untie the hands of those already on duty [“Seattle needs to crack down on street crime with more police,” Opinion, Oct. 13].

We have restricted the normal operation of those on duty by the frivolous lawsuits and federal meddling to the point that the uniformed officers are afraid to perform their normal duty.

The bad guys grow more brazen and no longer fear any kind of restraint from a hobbled police presence.

Once again, restore the right of the police to use reasonable force in apprehending those breaking the law and we won’t need to hire a lot more officers.

Charles Hodson, Federal Way

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