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Letter: Police tactics don’t serve public

To the editor:

After looking at the picture for the “Smash’n’Grab …” story on Wednesday, March 14, I had to laugh out loud. Six police vehicles to stop one car! It looks like South Shore police still enjoy using their heavy-handed tactics. Then I read the story and found out they had stopped the wrong people. The call had gone out for two white males in a red Mustang II with no rear plate. Instead, a deputy pulls over a brown and white AMC Eagle with a man and his 13-year-old daughter. They were then handcuffed and subjected to an impromptu roadside lineup. They were then released, with Sgt. O’Brien commenting, “they were totally the wrong people.” This is one more event that proves the South Tahoe police are nothing more than glorified storm troopers. Is this how they intend to keep “serving the public?” If I could talk to this man and his daughter I would tell them to please, please, please take this to court. The only way this kind of behavior can be stopped is by hitting them where it hurts, in the wallet.

Chris Masternak

Pollock Pines, Calif.

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