To the editor: I was disappointed that while some writers criticized the
Most of us get up every day to earn money and provide for our families; the men and women in law enforcement get up to protect us. We make a mistake, and we might lose some money or rework a project. When an officer makes a decision, a life is on the line. How these brave people do this regularly is beyond comprehension.
If it cannot be found on the front page of our paper, maybe I can get it in here: To every person in law enforcement, thank you for putting yourself between us and harm.
Mike Iachelli, Pomona
To the editor: What I don't understand is why it takes several strong, armed policemen to surround a Tasered suspect and subdue the man.
A flailing suspect might be reaching for a policeman's gun or just flailing. Originally the guns didn't seem to be in use or needed.
Why not devise a way to solve this problem short of executing the suspect?
Eileen Haussmann, Torrance
To the editor: Years ago if a cop saw a kid with a gun, he would probably smile knowing it was a toy. Today cops must feel that anyone of any age may be armed, whether that person is in a car, in the street, on campus or in a school, store or restaurant.
This may well put fear in every cop that almost everyone an officer encounters may be a potential shooter. This pervasive threat may account for police shooting unarmed citizens.
Bert Eifer, Northridge