Police can't be spared from financial crisis

According to Robert F. Cherry, "These men and women are expected to take a bullet for their city" ("Rejection of police contract a message to city's mayor," letter, Nov. 16). No one is expecting anyone to take a bullet. It seems the citizens of Baltimore are taking more bullets then ever, which is no ones fault. This is a sign of the times.

Police officers chose to enter this career (most of them don't even live in "their" city). They can always resign and seek other work. The city and state are in financial crisis. Everyone must step up to the plate. Perhaps if the city didn't have to pay off so many lawsuits of Baltimore city police officers, this wouldn't be an issue.

J.D. Taylor, West Baltimore

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