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Police foster feelings of hatred

Dear Editor,

The Glenwood Springs Police Department has handed out a copious amount of MIP’s (Minor in Possession). It would be interesting to know the exact number of citations issued within the past year.

Some young teenagers have filed a lawsuit against the GSPD for civil rights violations. Good for you, boys, and good luck! The reign of fear implemented by these uniformed, gun-slinging marauders has truly brought terrorism close to home, sometimes right into our homes.



When my son was kicked repeatedly in the face and head during his sophomore year at high school, I took him to the police department. He was told by the chief of police that if he was that tough he should join the football team. Sadly, nothing was ever done about that incident.

Conversely, we have spent thousands of dollars in court costs and fines when our son was cited for violations ranging from throwing a snowball to having a beer in his backpack.



Over the years, Glenwood’s finest have forced many of our kids to not only have a lack of respect for them, but to actually foster feelings of hatred. When kids are continually treated like criminals, then that is their possible future. However, it does explain why we persist in building more jails and prisons instead of investing funds into education.

Officers, lest you forget, I don’t work for you – you work for me.

Sincerely,

Kathy Williams

Glenwood Springs


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