Cigarette Spoiled 'Counselor' Image

Re: (Life's cover) March 1, 1990, "Campus Cops, They Walk School Beat as Truant Officers, Counselors--and Police": "Counselors"? What kind of image is "counselor" Dennis Pierce projecting as he checks students' belongings with a cigarette dangling from his mouth?

It appears we've taken two giant steps backward in the education of young people in the dangers associated with cigarette smoking! And from a police officer, whom we should hold up to our young people as an example to emulate!

I'm appalled and disgusted at the hypocrisy! The picture negated all the rhetoric!

Zora Benac, Mission Viejo

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