LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Miller right on target

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Emily Miller has done it again, this time with her fascinating four-part series concerning Army 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan (“Breaking doors and the Constitution,” Commentary, Wednesday). Bravo. This is the type of thorough investigative journalism America should expect from all media.

The fourth part of the series ended last week with Miss Miller exposing the corruption of the Metropolitan Police Department. Sgt. Corrigan endured the unauthorized search of his house, wrongful incarceration in the D.C. jail and confiscation of his guns. Additionally, the police were not truthful - all this because Sgt. Corrigan dared to possess unregistered guns in his home.

The Constitution trumps local or state laws. It is the supreme law of the land. Can Sgt. Corrigan not be trusted with his firepower? Has he demonstrated symptoms of a madman? No. This governmental behavior borders on what we see in Third World countries.

On a near-daily basis, I read of the corruption of D.C. officials in one form or another. The residents of the city are overtaxed and overregulated. Crime has been and remains out of control (since gun laws only have an impact on law-abiding citizens). The schools continue to turn out undereducated children. Can we say Washington is a failed district?

FRED C. SEBLY

Mount Airy, Md.

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