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Letter: Police are part of the problem in standoffs

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There has been a theme that has been carried out over and over. It always results in tragedy and I must ask -- Why can things not be handled much differently? It all starts when someone calls law enforcement to report that someone has a gun and is suicidal. The cops, all pumped up with little boy adrenaline, gather the SWAT team and surround the person's home. Then they sit out there preparing the sharpshooters and goat and badger the person to come out.

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