- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 23, 2002

We don't have any armchair advice for the police. We don't care whether they hold press conferences once an hour or once a day. We don't think we know better than them how to do their job. We are disinclined to criticize any part of their job performance. We only have two words for the police, sheriffs, FBI, ATF, and other law-enforcement men and women in our communities: Thank you. Thank you for doing the best you can. Thank you for trying to find one clever killer out of a population of 4 million. Thank you for working overtime and missing your families and home. Thank you for dashing to the scene of the most recent outrage at all hours of the day and night. Thank you for standing in the middle of the Beltway stopping traffic never knowing whether in the next car you will be looking down the nose of a grumbling commuter or down the barrel of the killer's gun. And thank you for doing all this at a pay substantially below that of most of us whom you are risking your lives to protect.

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