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Wrong on Obama, police

You say you screen your letters for facts not opinions. Regarding the July 20 letter, “Obama incites crime,” the writer stated a fact that appears blatantly wrong. I assume the writer hates Obama and when Obama says something like the police and the people need to work together to solve this problem, the writer does not see the police as half the problem and takes extreme umbrage.

What Obama actually communicated in a July 19 White House blog to law enforcement was: “Every day, you confront danger so it does not find our families. …We recognize it, we respect it, we appreciate it, and we depend on you. We must strengthen the bonds of trust with those you serve … we recognize we can no longer ask you to solve issues we refuse to address as a society … the underlying challenges that contribute to crime and unrest.”

Leonard Butters

Spokane



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