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LETTER: What are the police supposed to do to arrest a suspect?

Am I missing some integral factor? It appears to me that the amount of force a police officer must use to safely and effectively make a lawful arrest varies with each situation. To my knowledge, no one advocates policies that allow officers to use more force than necessary to arrest criminals.

Officers are expected to protect the public and maintain order, carrying out these duties while their own safety is at risk. At times, it seems as if the vocal public would rather see criminals escape or harm the police officer than allow the officer to make the arrest.

Let’s make chock-holds illegal. OK. Government by the people, for the people. But do we really need major legal upheavals?

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LETTER: Global warming and forest fires

The fires are not being blamed on the change in heat but more on droughts brought on by climate change.

LETTER: Make protesters march in the daylight

If we were really serious about stopping the rioting, we would make all demonstrations be held during daylight hours.

LETTER: Trump puts democracy at risk

America has been the greatest democracy in the world from the time of its creation, but that greatness is in jeopardy.

LETTER: Two photos, two worlds

Please, Las Vegans, wear your masks and keep your distances

LETTER: Let’s teach our children how to be civil

I believe Martin Luther King Jr. knew that peaceful demonstration and dialogue in race issues was the way to move ahead and solve problems.