Pubdate: Wed, 09 Jun 1999
Date: 06/09/1999
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Author: Silvio Nunez Jr.

* Re "Officers Easily Blend Into School Drug Scene," June 3: I'm sure
LAPD Capt. Kirk Albanese's intentions are good.  But his statement
that "seated next to you, in front of you, or behind you  in a class
may be a Los Angeles police officer"  reminds me of my recent  trip to
Cuba.  There is the assumption and  presumption that everyone next to
you is a policeman until proven otherwise.   Thus, everyone fears the
other. Scary proposition, Capt.  Albanese.


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