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I JUST READ “BEAUTY AND the Bust” (The District Line, 2/3) and have reached the conclusion that the cop who arrested [police call-box painter] Phil Carney was bored—no crime in D.C. that day—right! We need a whole army like Carney in D.C., and he should be paid, not arrested. Why is it the cops can catch a do-gooder like Carney and Cool “Disco” Dan can ruin so much property?

Takoma Park, Md.