Protect the citizens

Dear Editor:I just had to respond to Lima Harris's letter about the injustice for Michael Nida. ("Justice for Michael Nida," Letters to the Editor, 1/5/12) I don't know where she was raised but where I was raised you respect the police. Not that I always have, but I've grown up since those days, and realized that the police have a hard enough job and don't need people to run from them unless they did something wrong. If a person didn't do anything wrong then they have no reason to run. I have not heard of anyone getting shot if they obeyed the officer's orders. If every parent taught their children to obey the law and respect the police and not run for no reason, there would be less shootings. I believe the Downey Police Department should take the action they feel is necessary to protect our citizens. -- David Lindstrom, Downey

********** Published: January 12, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 39