THE REV. Bruce Wall\’s assertion that if the city\’s new police officers \’\’look like Aryan Nation, you\’re going to turn the good kids into bad kids\” is offensive and outrageous (\’\’Menino to double police recruits,\” City & Region, March 20). With a very broad brush he questioned the integrity of every white Boston police officer and every new recruit. At the same time he attempted to link the skin color of the city\’s police officers to the behavior of our young people. I give both our youth and our police force more credit than that.
Commissioner O’Toole and the Boston Police Department are very appreciative of Councilor Tobin for his support of the Department and our officers, and we are encouraged by his comments in today’s Globe.