I feel obliged to single out for criticism a phrase found in your acount of my arrest (CRIMSON, Feb. 10). The phrase in question follows a description of the officer's abusive treatment and uncivil request; it is "Coulter refused..." As you will appreciate, this suggests that my reply was of a kind with the officer's request, and that to his unreasonable demand I returned an equally unreasonable and categorical refusal. The truth is that I protested his treatment and attempted to clarify my rights as a citizen. It was this protest which led to my arrest.
I trust you will correct this misunderstanding by printing my letter. James A. Coulter