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Assist police even more these days

To the editor:

Today while we were eating breakfast, we were listening to the news. During that time, our phone rang and my husband read that eight people had been killed in Chicago.

I had worked as a Justice of the Peace many years ago and at the magistrate office, I heard many stories about various episodes of crimes — murders, stealing, fighting and alcohol problems.

The reports began coming in about the latest problem about coronavirus, and we were all told some of the ways to prevent spreading the virus by wearing gloves and a face mask. When I began to see people wearing their mask, I began to wonder about criminals being able to hide their fingerprints and the mask would hide their faces. Would this become another opportunity for criminals to think they could commit more crimes?

I can see this as a really bad thing to be happening again. This isn’t something that people can handle without the blessings of our Heavenly Father. We must pray every day and live a clean, healthy life, and if you see or hear of a criminal or crime, please be sure to assist our police officers to stop these criminals so that our children and grandchildren can grow up in a clean, happy, healthy world.

Mary Grace Garner-Atkins

Suffolk