Letter: Judge bears blame in Williams death

Phyllis Coleman holds an undated photo of her

Phyllis Coleman holds an undated photo of her daughter Santia Williams on July 16, 2012, in her lawyer's office in Hempstead. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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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

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