WHY IS IT that the

Daily News

feels the need to publish letters on city issues from non-residents? I take particular offense at the tongue-in-cheek (or was it?) one suggesting a pullout from Southwest Philly by the police from someone living in the serenity of Broomall.

After I move to Bucks County, I hope you'll discard any letters from me on the out-of-control murder rate, disgraceful school-violence situation, lack of responsible parenting for those students, Milton's attempt at landing a reality show on Comedy Central, corrupt politicians, city wage-tax nightmare and the like. But I hope you'll still print my letter in September lauding the new all-time-low Pat Burrell will have set for hitting with runners in scoring position.

Bryan Flannery, Philadelphia