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No tears being shed for alleged drug dealer

Buffalo Police Officer John Cirulli’s career has been terminated and his character vilified due to a “use of force” escalation incident, which involved heightened emotions stemming from a high-speed car chase and the ensuing foot chase of an alleged local drug dealer. The incident, described as a police beating, was captured on video and shown on local TV almost as much as a local car dealer’s annoying ad, making this incident “huge.”

I do not know Cirulli nor can I condone what was shown from that video. But I do know that if one of the caring parents of the children this suspect allegedly sells drugs to or facilitated their addiction were standing in Cirulli’s shoes that night, you might have seen a real beating by a “hero” parent.

Albert Damiani

Grand Island