Letters to the Editor

Recent letters have tackled some weighty political, social issues

I want to get in my two cents worth about the somewhat, kind of, angry exchanges in the recent letters to the editor – which were, for Enumclaw, kind of hot and heavy (socialism, Nazis, immigration).

About the police stopping suspicious-looking Hispanics that might be illegals, Wally (DuChateau) has it right. But, he didn’t mention that the police in America can also stop suspicious Caucasoid white people as well, most of the time with some kind of probably cause. And, if you give them a hard time, you could possibly get the crap beaten out of you, whether you’re Caucasoid or Latino. You don’t mess with the police or your landlord.

Mr. Buss was correct about the Nazis treating prisoners brutally and horribly and then they didn’t even need probable cause. If they didn’t like the way you looked, they could beat you and throw you in jail. Much more vicious than any U.S. police.

I know that police in western Washington can stop you for as little probable cause as not signaling when you make a turn on a street at 11 at night. The Nazis were 20 times more brutal even more so that the worst police in Texas. We all know about the difference of police in western Washington as opposed to Texas. I’d much rather live in western Washington than in Texas, as far as the legal, police and judicial system goes.

One other thing, I’ve heard that as far as democratic republics go, the police in Germany are the most brutal police in the free world. I heard that the British police are the nicest, least brutal. And, of course, we know about the Irish policeman stereotypes, who were such “gentle police...not!

Remember the warden from “Cool Hand Luke”? His two famous quotes were, “Luke, you got yer mind right now, Luke, you got yer mind right?” and “What it seems like we have here is a failure to communicate.”

Big smile. And Paul Newman is of course Euro-American: upper-middle class or middle-lower class, I don’t know.

And also, in that movie, every single prisoner was Euro-American. Now, are we talking race here, or culture, or is it politics or the legal system or what exactly. I don’t know.

Brian Blake


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