Why Fay Wells should no longer feel threatened by police

To the editor: I'm sorry for Fay Wells — who wrote in the Washington Post of having about 20 Santa Monica police officers show up, some with guns drawn, at her apartment after a neighbor incorrectly reported a burglary — that she feels unsafe. ("The police recording you need to hear after a black woman 'broke into' her own home," Nov. 20)

She should feel safe. Police believed a burglary was in progress, and a thief is as likely to steal without a firearm as someone is to go shopping without wearing clothes.