Not the Alameda I know and love

Editor:
I would like to express my concern over the police incident May 23 on Central Avenue when a Black man was confronted, detained and arrested for exercising in front of his house. 

I have watched the available video and listened to the dispatch reports. The pictures of the officers forcibly pushing the man into the police car are distressing and inconceivable. 

Do you have any other word than racism to describe the actions and attitude of your police officers responding to the call? Do you think for a second that a White man exercising in front of his house would be detained, wrestled to the ground, arrested and forcibly placed into a squad car? 
 

— Don Curtis