Editor,

Militarized policing unanswerable to higher authority is domestic terror.

I am a strong supporter of unions. Unions are vital. I have been a member of two unions (pensioner of one). The ILWU, in staged an eight-hour Juneteenth work stoppage honoring George Floyd and Black Lives Matter, is a good example of moral integrity.

However, any union has the responsibility to support its members when they are in the right and, if not to discipline a member when wrong, at least not stand in the way of discipline. Police unions are wrong when they don’t support justice, when they allow unlawful behavior to go unpunished.

Jan Tiura

Moss Beach

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JustMike650

What an absurd comment, do you have a son, daughter, husband or brother that are Cops and are in the Union? They all support justice.

Stay 'tucked away' over in Moss Beach....

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