Letters to the Editor

Lives not valued

Policies are a good thing, if enforced. Police departments around the country have received enough training to last a life time. The issue we are dealing with is much broader than the police. The police are only doing what American culture has allowed them to do.

A major issue is the built-in and unspoken ethos in our culture about the value of African-American life. It is easy to kill what you don’t value.

It is sad to recognize that killing indiscriminately by rope has been replaced with indiscriminate killing by gun; 1914 and 2014 — is there a real difference?

Donna Ginn, Miami