In Point of View (June 14), Sondra Frisch wonders why the police use their resources to stop women from selling their bodies when the women can legally give them away. I absolutely agree that the use of decoys to entrap "Johns" and other concerted police activity against prostitution is a misguided use of police resources.
It appears that in many parts of our city, drug deals constantly take place in public, observed by everyone but the police.
Where are the police when such activities take place? I have seen motorcycle officers handing out parking tickets and using radar guns on 6th Avenue near Balboa Park. I realize that traffic citations raise revenue, but wouldn't the services of the police be better used to combat crime? And by crime, I mean muggings, beatings, shootings, robberies, drug dealing, vandalism and the other depravations that daily demean us all and further degrade our city.
A neighbor whose car was recently broken into in her carport was unable to get the police to come out, or to even take a report of the crime.
It angers me to pay taxes for police salaries, and hear the cry for more policemen to fight crime, so that an expensive motorcycle cop can spend his time handing out parking tickets and waving down motorists at a speed trap on 6th Avenue. Why can't the cops be harassing drug traffickers and making life unpleasant for the dregs of our society?
WALLACE R. DANIELSON, San Diego