Recent burglary headline was a swing and a miss

The May 20 headline, “Police restraint saves armed teen’s life,” was a poor editorial choice and instead should have read, “Hinsdale Police are heroes for averting an armed robbery.”

The headline focused the attention on the teen who came to Hinsdale, with a loaded weapon, to intentionally rob two local businesses, therefore putting his life and the lives of the police officers at risk. The liberal politics of Cook County and the city of Chicago are increasing the crime in the suburbs because there are no consequences for crimes.

Life is about choices and consequences. Maybe we should add a new sign at the Hinsdale borders to say “we prosecute criminals and there will be consequences for your actions.” Thank you to the Hinsdale police for risking their lives to protect the community. — Holly Ritz, Hinsdale