Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

RECEIVED Fri., Feb. 20, 2004

Dear Editor,
   I just want to thank Michael King for exposing the disparities in the statistical analysis the Statesman used to lambaste APD ["Austin@Large," News, Feb. 13]. There are lies, damn lies, and statistics, as a great philosopher once said. Unfortunately those numbers have been inaccurately and unfairly skewed to further injure an already damaged reputation. Those officers deserve our support. I believe they should never second-guess themselves when their lives are in danger. Especially now that they have less and less support from the community and virtually none from their "chief" who is more concerned about his political career than the lives and welfare of his officers. Keep up the good and unbiased reporting. Checks and balances are necessary for any fair and impartial press.
Robyn Wilson
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