DEAR EDITOR:

I am writing to voice my opinion about “citizen’s arrest.” I also have thoughts about hate crimes like most, but as I follow this tragic story unfolding in Glenn County I have to ask myself why do we still allow citizen’s arrest.

If you think about concept it was implemented in a time when there were a relatively few members of law enforcement and certainly no cell phones or 911 centers. It seems like an antiquated concept for today’s world and as we are seeing can lead to certain people thinking they have the right to do unspeakable things to other people.

Maybe a hate crime law would have made a difference and maybe not since people who hate are just haters. Take about this feeble excuse to drive around in public with a firearm looking for someone to shoot. This is 2020 for Pete’s sake!

Allen Williams

Marietta

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