Letters from the Issue of November 15, 2007

"He taught me things that some of these robot teachers would never dare"

Portions of your article are predicated upon unproven allegations from the police union, whose leadership, of course, has an ax to grind with this outstanding public servant. Where is the proof?

Your article decries the MPD's planning and conduct during the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit. Still, the fact remains that under Timoney's watch, the City of Miami suffered none of the outlandish riots and property damage that Seattle and other places saw. I believe the precautions taken were directly responsible for the relative order maintained during the FTAA.

Chief Timoney has the respect of the officials and the community in general. I doubt your intended hatchet job will affect this. Nor should it.

Norman Braman


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