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Motivation in question

In re “Don’t judge police for UPS death quite yet” (Jan. 13): I do question the “motivation and integrity” of our law enforcement officers. Not only Grass Valley’s, but all of them.

I wonder what the motivation or integrity is of anyone or any group that has power over my life and freedom? In this county alone, there have been women raped while in custody by an officer, drugs stolen and sold by police officers, an officer involved with child porn, and these are just what I can remember offhand.

I’m not saying that any officer in this latest incident is guilty of anything at all. They might be very dedicated, well-trained police officers, who knew exactly what they were doing. It all just sounded very questionable to me.



I haven’t been an angel all my life and know firsthand how some of the “system” works. I’ve known some very good, committed police officers who believed in what they were doing. But I’ve also seen the opposite side of that coin. So, yes, I do question the “motivation and integrity” of anyone who has any authority over me. We all should.

Don Barry




Nevada City


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