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Aug. 27 letters to the editor

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It’s time to put education and training in place that eradicates the mentality of police brutality

To the editor:

Numbers don’t lie. A disproportionate number of African-American men are being shot and killed by police officers.

It’s time to put education and training in place that eradicates the police brutality mentality.Aug. 27 letters to the editor

I experienced what I consider police abuse when a police officer stopped me and my two sons, who were age 6 and 3 at the time, on a country road in Yamhill County. Whenever the police officer talked to me he screamed at the top of his lungs - a deep, bellowing stream of words. I got very scared and instinctively like a possum got very quiet and still.

When I went to court I did not tell the judge about the officer’s abusive behavior, for fear of retaliation if the officer should be informed of my complaint.

I did tell the judge what I had tried to tell the officer. The judge laughed, cracked a joke and waived my fine.

It’s time to put education and training in place that eradicates the police brutality mentality.

Janice Allen, Newberg



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