After reading Tom Shales' commentary in the Feb. 2 Television Times (prime-time terrorism), I couldn't help thinking that he left one notable TV vigilante off his list. Lt. Buntz, new to "Hill Street Blues," certainly has a knack for taking matters into his own hands when it comes to dispensing justice. In almost every episode this season, the lieutenant has managed to rid the "Hill" of one or two unsavory criminals by, at the very least, bending a few rules. He has no qualms about what amounts to arranging or conducting executions. This isn't a complaint, merely an observation.
Shelly Matthys, San Diego