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2 Voices Against Use of Police Dogs

July 24, 1988

The brutality of using vicious dogs to corner and control humans was brought home to me in the article, "Man Attacked by Police Dog Says He'll Sue" by Bettina Boxall (Times, July 7).

The incident is reminiscent of the 1960s when black Americans were subjected to dog attacks as they marched in protest in the South against the brutal policies of racism and segregation in America.

I always considered the use of police dogs as inhumane no matter who the victims are. I hope that Southern Californians will speak out against such brutality. Such barbaric practices by police officers are incompatible with democratic principles in a professed Christian nation.

KELMAR BOWDEN

Long Beach

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