We want your opinions

June 24, 2007

THE ISSUE:

After the first on-duty death last week of a county police officer in more than 40 years, Howard County Chief William J. McMahon said that he will re-evaluate traffic-enforcement details that require officers to step into the roadway and flag down speeding motorists. While the technique, known as "stepping out," is an efficient way to stop speeders, do you think the Howard County Police Department should discontinue the practice?

YOUR VIEW:

Send e-mail responses by Thursday to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

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