Trooper problems should be looked into

Posted: Friday, August 08, 2008

When a young man named Porter was killed by a trooper in Sterling several years ago, it was investigated by his brothers in blue. Most people I know think that the trooper should have been fired. This complaint and previous complaints against him for the incident were such as should of had him removed from the force, as he was, and I suppose he still is, a loose cannon.

The fact that Trooper Wooten used a tazer on an 11-year-old puts him in the same category. If people like this are retained as troopers, they should be stripped of their weapons. Using a state issued weapon, such as a tazer, for any other purpose than to protect the citizens of this state should be a crime and treated as such.

Gov. Palin has proved her integrity more then once and Mr. Monegan said he served at the governor's discretion, and his firing should not be questioned. The make-up of the rules governing the steps that are taken when looking into misbehavior or crimes committed by one of your own kind should be looked into and corrected.

I think the people of this state deserve to have things like these problems heard by a common law jury and act accordingly.

Ralph G. Rector

Kenai



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