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Furor Over Police Beating

March 31, 1991

Really now! Days after the King affair the headline appears that he was "legally drunk" at the time. So what? Are the officers somehow vindicated? The article "Police Develop Wary Courtesy, Thick Skin" (March 24), however, is even more sublime. The caption under the accompanying photo notes that even though one of the men stopped had an outstanding traffic warrant and the other no driver's license both were released. What is the LAPD doing? Has law enforcement become some sort of popularity contest?

Gates has gotta go--for the good and the security of this city! Even more important, the department needs a good cleaning up! We desperately need a Police Department that will lawfully enforce the law for all of us--brown, black or white!

JOHN E. HUBBARD, La Crescenta

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