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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, has said it is “absolutely ridiculous” that United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew “would waste his members’ dues to get involved with a march that has nothing to do with teachers or his union.” I wholeheartedly concur.

The UFT under Mulgrew will be co-sponsoring the march on Staten Island on Aug. 23, with three other groups. The email sent out to its members reads, “March for justice for victims of police brutality.”

This statement is a complete insult to every man and woman of the NYPD, who defend our streets from the criminal element. The efforts the UFT in this matter are just ludicrous. What are we teaching our children, that it is OK to disobey a cop’s order and to resist arrest?

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks

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