Pubdate: Mon, 14 Jan 2008
Source: Blade, The (Toledo, OH)
Copyright: 2008 The Blade
Author: Peter Christopher


Deepest sympathy to the family having lost members in a recent SWAT
police raid in Lima, Ohio. When will this domestic civil war end that
gives police carte blanche executing search warrants, resulting in the
horrors just inflicted in Lima?

Across America, police are involved with drugs and crime and never is
a "dynamic entry" used when dealing with bad cops. Never. The division
between the common man and police is widening each day this is allowed
to happen. Senators (for example, Ted Stevens of Alaska) get a
telephone call notice before a raid and the common man gets guns and
flash grenades.

Residents of Lima, hold your elected officials to the fire and remove
them from office ASAP if they do not line up for change. Having cops
investigate cops does not work. Take every elected official to task on
this issue and remove them if necessary. Police in charge of such
practices should also go, and I don't mean by promotion.

We fight and die in foreign lands for freedoms we cannot get at

Peter Christopher

Hurdle Mills, N.C.
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