In a free society there is a need for law and order [“SPD officers say city ‘playing politics’ with their lives,” Local News, Aug. 28]. That need requires personnel of quality and, in many cases. quantity. Criticizing the very body that provides this need has got to be truthful and logical. At any company there…More
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They are not the enemy I was pleased to read that police officials invited black community leaders and activists to discuss police engagement with the community [“Community, SPD talk about preventing a Ferguson here,” page one, Aug. 27]. I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood where cops walked the beat and kids went to the…More
The Seattle Times got the principle right: but the color is wrong. It’s not the “blue wall” but rather the “L” wall: the law department [Seattle police’s blue wall — hiding videos from open-records law,” Opinion, June 22]. Officers do not have control over whether these videos are released or not. City Attorney Pete…More
Take preventive measures The media’s periodic tidbits of information on the Susan Powell disappearance make this case even more exasperating [“Diary reveals Susan Powell’s growing fears,” NWMonday, May 27]. What bothers me is that everybody seems more concerned about finding her body, presuming she’s dead, than they did about protecting her when she was alive. Her…More
Law enforcement deserves round of applause for Boston Every day, it seems, we see an article or two about the “terrorists” in Boston, speculations on whether they were brainwashed and how hard the Chechens have had it and other sympathetic views [“CIA had flagged bombing suspect,” page one, April 25]. Many are worthy considerations, but where…More