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Re: Letter to the editor re Chief Dennis Burns

From: domainremoved <Aram>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:02:54 -0800

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> This piece ran in the Daily Post on Dec 15 ( yesterday).
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>>>>>>> 12-14-2016
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>>>>>>> Dear editor:
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>>>>>>> I’ve become good friends with soon to retire Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns. As a retired public defender and some times harsh critic of the police, we have strongly disagreed on a variety of police practices issues. These include the efficacy of Taser use on unarmed citizens, to the best interrogation practices necessary to avoid coerced false confessions.
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>>>>>>> Despite our disagreements, we have maintained an open dialogue with the common goal of working to end wrongful convictions, and to encourage non-discriminatory and constitutionally appropriate police practices.
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>>>>>>> Finally, I recall asking Chief Burns to meet with members of Palo Alto's unhoused community, individuals who felt that certain police officers were discriminating against members of their community.
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>>>>>>> The chief readily accepted my invitation. At the meeting he went out of his way to graciously listen to every complaint and to answer all questions. He handed out his business card to all in attendance-- encouraging their phone calls at any time. Palo Alto will be losing a compassionate leader, and a man of integrity and accountability.
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>>>>>>> Aram James
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Received on Fri Dec 16 2016 - 12:07:00 PST

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