Police use
 of force 
highest in 
five years

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Not Freida Cook - Am a relative (Ltpar) - Unfortunately, in Police work it isn’t always cookies and milk and violence comes with the territory.  These statistics logicaly conclude that as the population grows, so does the propensity for violence on the part of some. Thanks to the men and women of law enforcement for protecting the community.  Semper Fidelis.

@ Not Freida—why don’t you buy your own subscription?

RE: Police violence, what do you expect?  We buy them their own armored personnel carriers and other paramilitary gear; do you really expect that this gear won’t be used?

Not Freida Cook - Am a relative (Ltpar) - Paul, because I live in California, I use my mother-in-law’s subscription.  I own investment property in Grand Junction and read the online Sentinal every day to keep track of what is happening. 

The equipment of law enforcement are tools in the tool box and nothing more.  When a tool is needed, it is removed from the box and put into play.  In case you haven’t noticed, Police Officers must be prepared to respond to and resolve a wide range of problems.  These problems vary ranging injured animals to domestic violence disputes to homeless citizen issues to active shootings.  By the nature of the job in Public Safety, law enforcement is a combination of civilian and paramilitary organization,  depending on the response.  In most jurisdictions, the paramilitary efforts(enforcement) is 20% or less.  Community Policing and problem solving takes up the other 80%.  Grand Junction is fortunate in still being a relatively small community without a lot of violent crime.  The Grand Junction Police Department does a very professional job, although as with all places there are a few detractors. The question is, are you a supporter or a detractor?

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