Letters to the Editor

Questions use of deadly force in Ferguson

Concerning (former) police officer Wilson of Ferguson, Missouri, it appears to me that policemen must have courage to do the jobs they are asked to do. The diversity of assignments they must confront, whether daily, weekly or monthly, require courage and stamina that few us want to endure, much less confront.

What I find questionable of Officer Wilson’s remark is that he was in fear of his life and that is why he shot this unarmed big, black kid. Maybe he shouldn’t be a policeman in the first place if he is in fear of his life with the threat posed by an unarmed black kid. He could certainly be in fear, but of his life, the fear overcome by the use of deadly force? I find it questionable on the face of it. He needed to kill that big black kid!

J. Kaye Faulkner