Regarding reader George Bretherton's letter of Jan. 22 highlighting the decided fall-off of MPH enforcement on town streets (which he is absolutely correct about), the cause and effect paradigm shouldn't be all that difficult to comprehend. The police are more than a little gunshy at this point — no pun intended.

The vast majority of police officers are hard-working, dedicated (and vastly underpaid) public servants. But since this past summer's events they have mostly been painted with a broad brush as being trigger-happy racists by agenda-driven political activists.

Stop demonizing law enforcement and permit them to perform their duties without fear of persecution. That is, if we are at all interested in living in a safe, civil society.

Mike O'Connell


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