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RECEIVED Tue., Sept. 22, 2015

Dear Editor,
    I've been very impressed by the way our chief of police, Art Acevedo, handled recent situations, such as the double demonstration last Saturday, organized by Black Lives Matter and Police Lives Matter. He met with leaders of both groups, and publicly stated that each had a right to be heard and to assemble peaceably.
    I think he would agree with me that more needs to be done to provide the Austin Police Department with the training and protocols that will serve them and the public – all members of the public. Meanwhile, his example proves that a humane approach, solid planning, and deft handling work better than Us vs. Them. Who are We and They, anyway? Isn't this a country of all of us? E pluribus unum?
Rodolfo Mendez, Director
Ballet East Dance Company
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