As I have said for years, the ONLY way abuse by law enforcement will stop is vigorous prosecution.

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The Letter:

To the editor: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes the truth about our institutional racism. I agree with him and others who speak of “conversations” we should have and making sure everyone is treated fairly.

But I also believe we’re talking this to death, literally, while policemen go on killing black people with almost no consequences.

Only one thing, I believe, is going to make them stop: They must know for certain that if they continue, they can be arrested, charged, tried, convicted and put in prison for years, just as every convicted killer is. If the justice system had acted this way for the past decades, so many families (black families predominantly) would not be grieving their many losses.

Fran Steketee, Westminster, Md.

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