LETTER: Where are all the pro-police stories?

‘I find it hard to imagine a country without police’

Checks and balances.

I find it hard to imagine a country without police. They save more lives than they take. They provide support to families of violence. They are usually the first ones on the scene of accidents where they deal with all kinds of horrible things most of us never see.

To tar them all with the same brush is ridiculous. I wonder what these people demanding change expect from them. I’m no angel and I’ve had several dealings with the police but I was taught to respect them and I’ve never treated them with malice.

When you’re caught, you’re caught. Give up and take your lumps.

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Who are you going to call when your door is kicked in by home invaders? Who’s going to come looking for that lost child or run up to a burning car and pull an unconscious person out of it?

The actions of a few rotten eggs shouldn’t taint the actions of the brave, good-hearted and hard-working men and women that sacrifice their lives every day so that we can live in peace.

Where are all the people that police have touched their lives in a positive way? They must outnumber the ones who have nothing good to say? I have a hard time believing those people speaking negative about the police are angels and have never crossed the line between legal and illegal behaviour.

Mike Keyes

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