Re "The blue you don't see," Opinion, Oct. 21
Robert C.J. Parry hit the nail on the head when he castigated The Times for its anti-police stance. L.A. has a lower per-capita ratio of police to citizens than most big cities, and the number of street cops who do the work of protecting the city is getting harder to maintain. This in turn leads to overworked men and women in uniform and a greater chance of tangling with the criminal element on a daily basis -- and a higher risk of getting second-guessed for doing the work the majority of their superiors can only imagine from their safe offices.