In response to Capt. Ron Malast’s comments on Jan. 19, I couldn’t agree with you more regarding the instruction to aged civilians to keep a hooked, wooden cane with them.  It was knee-slapping truth that elderly or physically limited people are not victims when they are prepared to offer a sharp rap against the shins of the drunk and disorderly.  

Hear, hear, Capt. Ron!

Diane Zimmerman

Long Beach


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