Letters to the Editor

Deadly force: Initiative proponents are misinformed

Re: “A new campaign to prosecute cops who kill,” (TNT, 10/23).

Are these people who want Initiative 940 to pass residing on the same planet as the rest of us? Especially people located in Tacoma?

Just a day earlier, the TNT had a story spelling out that, according to the FBI, Tacoma is the city in the state with the highest violent crime rate. To make matters worse, Pierce County has the highest violent crime of any other Washington county.

Now I-940 proponents want to make it harder on police by having them looking over their shoulder on every move they make against violent crime.

What we really need is more police and tougher enforcement against violent crime, not less.

Do not sign the I-940 petition.