With po­lice, don’t ask for trou­ble

The Washington Post Sunday - - SUNDAY OPINION -

Re­gard­ing the July 23 ed­i­to­rial “Why did San­dra Bland die in jail?”:

I am white and the fa­ther of four sons who are now adults. From the be­gin­ning I al­ways taught them that if they were in­volved with a po­lice of­fi­cer to do what was told or asked of them and to keep their mouths shut be­cause the law en­force­ment of­fi­cial has far more power than they do.

The Texas of­fi­cer who pulled over San­dra Bland may have been a bully and un­pro­fes­sional, but why did Ms. Bland in­sist on ig­nor­ing his re­quests and de­mands, curse him and threaten him with le­gal ac­tion?

Wil­liam R. Maloni, Chevy Chase

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