* I find Robbie Conal's artistic commentary on the Rampart scandal offensive, socially irresponsible, criminal and a political cheap shot to try to obtain public recognition for his mediocre artistic abilities ("Posters Spread Rampart Protest," April 2).
I didn't see Conal put up any posters depicting the heroic actions of the Los Angeles police concerning the North Hollywood bank shootings. It takes no great schooling and no great intellect to find fault and to criticize. To be this way is the lazy man's way in obtaining public recognition. Conal doesn't deserve his 15 minutes of fame. More like 15 seconds, if that.
* Close to 35 years ago I was marching in the street protesting against the war in Vietnam and in favor of civil and women's rights. I quickly got into the habit of referring to police officers as "pigs."
Now, I'm in my late 40s, a homeowner with real responsibilities, paying serious taxes. Every morning for the past few months I've been running out to my front lawn to get the latest Times. I rip it open to see the latest news on the LAPD scandal and wonder how much more it will take before the general public realizes that we long-haired, tie-dyed, stoned-out hippie freaks were right.