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Don’t coddle criminal element

Published: Sat, March 24, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Don’t coddle criminal element

The headline read, “37-year YPD officer retires after probe into force used on inmate,” Vindicator, March 18. I’m outraged, outraged, outraged, that a city police officer is forced to retire because the chief of police remarks that he, the patrolman, “went too far.”

That inmate did not just spit on Patrolman Lewis, he spat on the entire uniformed policemen in the city of Youngstown, and the chief of police to boot. That inmate was being taken from a city courtroom for being disruptive. The inmate was belittling the entire city of Youngstown with his behavior.

The mayor should be looking for a new chief of police. You do not gain respect by kowtowing to incorrigibles. They will run roughshod over you. This is evident in what has been happening in the courtroom in the past, and will continue.

You want to reduce crime in the city, the first thing is to let the criminals know that you are in charge. Then you will get the respect that you deserve, and the city will be a better place to live.

Leonard J. Sainato, Warren


1redeye1(5111 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Leonard in today society the criminal has more rights then you and I You can blame thedamn liberals for that. But I just want to say "YOU ARE TOTALLY RIGHT " in your comments in your letter.

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2Ceaman(54 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

I wonder how many other times this officer has overstepped the mark lost his temper , behaved unprofessionally and it didn't make the headlines? It might be time to retire after 37 years and let some new blood in who can run as fast as the criminals.

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