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Writer responds to senator

To the editor:

Regarding the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” just to review, there are a group of people who we citizens have put great expectations upon. We expect them to run toward gunshots, into the fire. To brave any unknown darkness in the pursuit of our safety. We ask them for respect and tolerance when they encounter us at our worst, likely having the worst day of our lives. These people have family, kids that they deserve to go home and hug at the end of every work day. They volunteer to give this service to our community despite the incredible consequence of making an error on the job. Pursuing such a career shows more courage than most reading these words possess.

So.

Below is my response to an email from Senator Mark Warner on the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”

I don’t think I’m alone with these thoughts.

Senator, consider first, giving up all levels of security in your world, All, from guards to personal security to the extra police that patrol your neighborhood. Let’s remove the gates from your neighborhood so the homeless can beg on your street corners, so the ne’er-do-wells can steal from your cars while you sleep, so the looters can protest in front of your house. Then and only then will you see the world we live in.

I will be working very hard to ensure that you are voted out of office. This tripe has no place in a free country. Defunding or remaking our fine police forces in this country will only serve to make us less safe.

 

Donald Lee

Suffolk