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The police are generally too aggressive.
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The following article was posted on May 1st, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 40 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 40

Thank you for raising awareness

1LT, Armor (OE2) retired, CA ANG

Dan Bronson

While I am not disabled, I served 30 years in the California National Guard and the Navy and Army Reserves. I spent several training periods at Camp SLO—especially my California Military Academy field exercises (OCS) and graduated OCS there in 1985.
Many military retirees and those with military related disabilities are living on low and very low incomes. The importance to them to have access to inexpensive housing may make the difference for some between becoming homeless or not.
I could end up in this kind of situation myself someday.
Your article (“Park it elsewhere,” April 25) and the public awareness that comes from it could be the difference in the lives of many. Thank you.