Policing arms race

08/21/2014 1:08 PM

08/22/2014 5:16 PM

Re "Davis Police Department's armored truck drives a wedge between community and police" (Editorial, Aug. 21): I very much agree the accumulation of military garb puts a greater distance between the police and the community, but your editorial missed a critical point. As long as we allow people to possess and carry military level weapons, police will always have a ready excuse to use a heavily armored military level response.

It is an arms race that will continue until we decide to address both sides of the equation.

-- Ivan Vonk, Woodland

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