An Open Letter To The ACLU
I had quite a discussion the other day about the ACLU and their position on hollow point ammunition use by LAPD. I am of the opinion that the ACLU would like to see unarmed (no firearm) patrols by LAPD. I meant this in the context of what the British did for a very long time. This opinion was objected to and I agreed at that time to write the ACLU and see if I am correct or in error.
The letter follows
After a review of your website and some LA Times articles about LAPD and the ACLU’s opposition to their use of hollow point ammunition in 1988, a question has come up. Your concerns with less lethal taser weapons was also reviewed.
The question is if the ACLU would favor unarmed police patrols.
By that I mean the British style of local patrol officers not carrying guns. I do not include pepper sprays or a baton in this context of “armed”.
To put it simply, would the ACLU like to see or support the concept of local police patrols by units without firearms?
Thank you for your anticipated response.
(address email & phone included in the original letter sent, not in this entry)