Letter – I’m glad police are on patrol

Re: My sad face; Letters, Oct. 13-19

I’m glad police are on patrol

Re: My sad face; Letters, Oct. 13-19

Yes, we do all recognize the violence police use daily in execution of their jobs. Do you recognize the violence they face every day doing their jobs? The article even used an example of them chasing someone who had assaulted another man. I used to be a street kid, and I used to get hassled regularely by ther police force. I’ve been one of those people “targeted,” as you put it, by the police. I’m still glad that they’re there when the clubs and bars release dozens of drunks into the streets. They face dangers every night that far outweigh the hassles they give Victoria’s counterculture.  Yes, there are those officers who will use excessive force just because they don’t like someone, but there are also officers who will only use the force required, and there are plenty of people in Victoria who warrent that violence.

M. MacDonald,Victoria

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