In response to Helen Saulsbury (Letters, “If you’re not committing a crime, you won’t get shot by police,” July 24): she needs to read the daily news.
A recent example is Charles Kinsey, a therapist helping an autistic man.
Kinsey was on the ground with his hands in the air, telling the police that there was no need for firearms.
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He is also heard asking his patient to calm down. After a few minutes, one of the officers shot him and when he asked the officer, “Sir, why did you shoot me?” the officer replied, “I don’t know.”
I would list many more examples here, but am stunned that I even have to respond to a letter based on such lack of knowledge about a current epidemic. And I am also appalled by attacks on police — maybe someday we will follow the rest of the civilized world and develop reasonable gun registration and usage in this country.
Rebecca Hendricks, Cambria