Perhaps if the bleeding-heart lawyers and judges hadn't allowed Demetrius Blackwell to go free after his last arrest, the fatal shooting of Police Officer Brian Moore would not have occurred. The lawyers and judges should be incarcerated. They are just as guilty as the alleged shooter.

This is a man who should never have been able to live in society, as he proved numerous times he is a criminal.

Frances Harwood, Seaford

Comedian Stephen Colbert's character used to say, "Pick a side. We're at war."

The people outraged over the death of Freddie Gray and the people outraged over the shooting of Officer Brian Moore have something in common: a certainty that only their side's suffering matters.

I don't see it that way. As far as I can see, the only way to stop the killing is for somehow, some way, police departments and black communities to come to a negotiated peace. That means neither side will get everything it wants and will have to settle for the basics of what each is entitled to.

That will only happen if both sides recognize that neither is 100 percent right nor 100 percent wrong. Please tell me I'm not the only one who believes that.

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Wayne Karol, Levittown