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In jails, just do the right thing

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

What I have to keep asking myself when I see much written about abhorrent behavior is why is it so hard to just do the right thing? ("Jail deputy told FBI agent of 'unwritten rule' on fights with inmates," June 4)

In life, each of us has a responsibility to act like a human being and treat others as we want to be treated, and that means any and every person. Just because someone has broken a law or a rule does not mean he deserves to be treated as something less than human.

Where is the accountability in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for jail beatings, and why do the department's members have to be brought before a judge so everyone can be treated with dignity and respect?

Beverly Franco

Monterey Park

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
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