A campaign flyer showed at our home “paid for by the Culver City Police Officers’ Association” that featured black and white photographs of City Council candidates Freddy Puza and Yasmine McMorrin with their faces crossed out in red like something from a crime drama.
I realize offensive, hardball tactics are common nationwide in this year’s election, but is this really how Culver City Police Officers choose to represent themselves in our community? If this is OK, just imagine how you would feel if your local police officers publicly distributed a photograph with your face crossed out in red.
I firmly believe in defending good police, but I can’t defend this. The fliers endorsed candidates Vera, Wollin and Eriksson, who should stand up and denounce this offensive tactic.
— George Dougherty
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