Letters to the Editor

Quit using race as a crutch

In response to Charles Milor’s letter (March 11) in which he identifies “driving while black” and provides other examples of racism and prejudice remaining in our society, I felt that I must respond.

I will be the first to admit that our nation is not perfect. However, people, like Mr. Milor, continue to criticize law enforcement officers and place the blame on them when they are just doing their jobs. If people, no matter what ethnicity, would comply with officers, do what is requested, and not try to evade them, there would very few incidents for Mr. Milor to complain about. Quit using race as a crutch and obey the law!

Richard Owen, Visalia

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