Comment of the Day

Reader: Police brutality should be treated the same as rape, treason and murder

Yesterday, we posted about a $360,000 settlement in the 2009 Denver Diner incident, which saw four women being maced and billy-clubbed by two officers who are still on the job.

This last fact revved up a number of our readers, including this one.

Anthony D. Hoang writes:

Police brutality should be treated the same as rape, treason, and murder.. How are they any different? They were sworn to protect the people, a responsibility. This is a major crime and should be treated as such.. You don't give murderers and rapists a slap on the hand and then give them a job afterwards...wtf is going on?

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