An open letter to Colin Kaepernick

To the Editor:

Dear Mr. Kaepernick:

I appreciate your frustration. Finding employment in one’s chosen profession can sometimes be difficult. You are not alone in this – it happens to thousands upon thousands of Americans.  You get a university degree, say in English literature or American history, and then discover that those degrees really don’t guarantee you employment.
Perhaps you possess a certain skill only to find that all positions requiring that skill are currently being filled.  It can be frustrating. But wait, there is a solution to your problem: find alternative employment.  It’s simple: if you are unable to find a position in your chosen field, look for work elsewhere – countless people do that every day.
As a matter of fact, I believe there is one position that you would be ideally suited fort – law enforcement! Given your concerns about the professionalism of many of our countries police officers, becoming a police officer seems the ideal job for you. I recommend you check out the Chicago police force – they are always looking for recruits.  No thanks required – glad to help – I wish you good luck in your new profession.

Douglas Stenzel
Village of Charlotte

PS: I would be interested in your views of our police departments after you walk your first night beat in Chicago.