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SHOOTINGS: Police should exercise restraint

Letter by Lou Krewson, Stanwood on Sep. 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm | 4 Comments »
September 13, 2010 3:01 pm

Last week was certainly a very deadly week in our area. We had six violent encounters involving our police within six days.

It seems that stun guns and deadly weapons are being used indiscriminately, resulting in injury and death that is not appropriate coming from our “officers of peace.” These people are supposed to be professional and should have had training in methods of arrest that are not deadly. The use of force may be necessary in many cases, but isn’t death too much force?

Laws and rules are created to stop people from doing things that harm others and interfere with their rights. This must apply to those in authority as well as those who are being arrested or detained. They do not cease to be human beings no matter how serious the crime of which they are being accused.

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