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Reader says Amber Alerts are a bother

Dear Editor,

Re: “Amber Alerts can be improved” (Editorial, Feb 19): I remember reacting very badly to the Amber Alert in May of 2018, blasting my ears off in Oshawa over something that was happening in Orillia.

These uncalled-for assaults on citizens, are unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.

Perhaps in the future, enraged citizens will get sick and tired of phoning a busy 911 emergency  number, (it can extremely difficult to locate a non-emergency police contact number, particularly when your ears are being blasted off), and will come over to their local police stations and invade the lobbies or even start throwing rocks through the windows.

Dear God, what is wrong with the police? Straighten out your act, or there may be significant civil disobedience, plus a drastic reduction in public support for you. We pay your wages, and we will not tolerate this.

Jeff Goodall