Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

POLICE: Law abiders have no reason to fear police

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Sep. 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm | 36 Comments »
September 9, 2010 5:49 pm

After reading Brian O’Neill’s comments about police academy training in which he didn’t seem to try to do anything more than explain how police officers are trained to react in potentially life-threatening situations, I was absolutely amazed at the number of cop haters who came out of the woodwork.

I have never been harassed, bullied or shot at by the police. Maybe it’s because I have never approached an officer while wielding a knife, tried to run over one of them with my vehicle, refused to obey their orders, or walked into a restaurant and snuffed out the lives of a number of them.

Yes, there may be a few bad apples, but the overwhelming majority of law enforcement officers want nothing more than to keep the peace and return home safely after putting their lives on the line for another day.

People who obey the law have virtually no reason to fear or hate the police.

Tags:
*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.