The blame always seems to fall on the police department ["Unprotected: The death of Santia Williams," News, Aug. 10].

Judges issue orders of protection, but this is like suspending a driver's license. A person can still drive, and in the case of an order of protection, a person can still kill.

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Judges must use their authority to remove people like Jason Jenkins from our society and protect the people they endanger.

Sanford Schneider, Island Park