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Why have a guild?

Why have a Police Guild? I do appreciate having good officers out there doing their job. There are a few, however, that break the law, and the guild is there to back them up.

Whether an officer blames his occupation for being alcoholic, or drives under the influence, commits a hit-and-run (only to drive to the nearby Yoke’s and get a ride home instead of going to jail), or one who assumes someone has stolen his truck, which somehow justified firing his gun in a residential neighborhood in the middle of the night, or one who stalks a woman, or who beats an innocent man to death, etc.

When officers are above the law and taxpayers are expected to pay for their defense, it’s time for a change.

Molly Hart

Chattaroy



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