All law officers deserve support

Did anyone get the license number of the turnip truck Sen. Val Stevens fell off of? Was she part of an unsecured load that shook loose when the truck was pulled over by a tribal police officer?

Let’s turn this whole police authority thing around for a reality check, shall we?

If a Snohomish County deputy pulls over a drunken driver off the reservation who happens to be Native American, what does he do? Let him go?

Obviously the answer is “no” and yet no one questions that! Otherwise, what’s next? Police officers can only stop drivers of the same ethnicity as themselves? What foolishness!

Any person who is trained, tested and deemed qualified to wear a badge and is willing to stand a line between the lawful and the lawless, deserves our support and cooperation.

As for Val Stevens, let’s get her back on that turnip truck and, with a multi-departmental escort, show her the way to the state line!



Talk to us

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Sept. 23

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Randall Tharp’s month recovery coins after battling a fentanyl addiction.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Editorial: Fentanyl crisis should force rethinking of approach

A continuum of care, that includes treatment in jails, is imperative, says a journalist and author.

Comment: ‘Legacy forest’ term hides an unproductive intent

Meant to lock up state forest lands, it discourages responsible and valuable timber management.

Comment: Effort to lower drug costs could hurt other patients

Those suffering from rare diseases face a longer wait for medications if research is discouraged.

Forum: Hospital waiting rooms shouldn’t be patient warehouses

Why are hospitals, like Providence, understaffed with nurses, leaving patients to wait for hours for care?

Forum: Our climate change efforts need to include NW’s grid

With a shared electrical grid, the Northwest needs a cooperative effort on energy production and use.

Saunders: Others serving time for following GOP’s Pied Piper

Trump’s ultimate fate is undetermined, but for now, others are paying the price for his election denial.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, Sept. 22

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Flowers bloom on the end of a dead tree on Spencer Island on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Editorial: Restore salmon habitat but provide view of its work

Comments are sought on a plan to restore fish habitat to the island east of Everett with popular trails.

Most Read