Tuesday, July 22, 2014

: re: A Chokehold and a Tragedy

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From: barry levine 
Date: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Subject: re: A Chokehold and a Tragedy
To: "letters@nytimes.com"

To the Editor:

   In modern American parlance, an offense that consistently doesn't get punishment is said to be "decriminalized". That's not a power that properly lies with a police commission or a mayor (with regard to chokeholds) or with a president or an Attorney General (with regard to torture).  We the People--through our Congress--makes the laws. It is for our Executives to take care that these laws be faithfully executed.

Barry Haskell Levine


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