To the Editor:
Reference the article “Tools of the Trade” in the June 15 edition of the Killeen Daily Herald.
How nice that the Killeen Police Department appears to be getting all new vehicles as well as a lot of other brand- new equipment, including military-style carbines.
The article states that this new equipment will help keep the police safe as they go about their duties.
Who will keep the public safe from these officers?
Officer Friendly has been replaced with Officer SWAT, who goes about breaking in doors (and windows) with “no-knock” warrants.
Time and time again as I drive through Killeen I see three, four or more cars doing a traffic stop of a single vehicle.
Why can’t the city spend some money where it will directly benefit the citizens?
The computers at the Killeen Library are so outdated that they can’t even read DVDs.
These computers are used by the citizens of Killeen, often by citizens who cannot afford to buy their own computer, but need computer access in order to write resumes, apply for jobs, do school work.
The city employees at the library do a wonderful job with what they have and provide great service to the citizens.
The library should definitely rate an upgrade of the computers available for public use.