Police were only doing their jobs | Letter
Editor, The Beacon:
In response to Camille Fitzpatrick’s Feb. 12 letter to the editor [“Livid over apparent racial profiling,” Letters, page 4]:
It’s disheartening to see someone bring up the “race card” in a situation they were neither party to nor had any factual knowledge of, being only a passer-by who saw the Mukilteo police doing their job.
For the record, the police were doing just that – responding to a 911 call. So assuming that the officers just happened to stop (and racially profile) three juveniles is inappropriate.
If it “seems to go without saying that these boys were African American,” then why did you point it out? Why stir the pot?
I hope that the Mukilteo police officers know that the majority of Mukilteo’s citizens trust them and are glad they are there, doing their jobs, keeping citizens’ safety a priority. Even if it means stopping to talk to kids!
Growing up here, the police frequently stopped just to talk with us, to make sure we felt included in the community.