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Thursday's Letters to the Editor

<b>Carrillo case</b>

EDITOR: I feel compelled to reply to Frank Zwolinski's letter ("More than peeking," Nov. 14). Zwolinski compared the act of a young man who actually broke into a woman's house, and went into her bedroom half-dressed, with the arrest of Supervisor Efren Carrillo. Did he not read that Carrillo did not break into the woman's house but was outside, with the possible intention of breaking in? The facts make a big difference. I always thought it was innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent.

NANCY AITA

Sebastopol

<b>Shooting questions</b>

EDITOR: The swirl of opinions regarding the deadly confrontation between Andy Lopez and a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy has raised some questions for me. Answers were not hard to find.

How many officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty since Sheriff Jim Petray was gunned down along with two San Francisco officers in 1920? The answer is two. Both were shot by vicious criminals.

How many people have been killed by our officers since 1920? The answer is likely in the hundreds given that the Sonoma County Free Press reported 56 in the last 13 years.

How many officers have been convicted of criminal wrongdoing in these deaths? Zero.

How many officers have been shot by an assault rifle? Zero.


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