Letters to the editor, July 2
June 29, 2012 4:00PM
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Updated: August 3, 2012 6:04AM
Gary can do a better job with accountability to taxpayers
Perhaps I missed a response by Gary’s chief of police, mayor or the public relations director.
I remain mystified why my tax dollars were spent for a retired policeman to drive a practically new city-owned vehicle while off duty. Residents deserve an explanation and, maybe, a refund for every gallon of gas, plus wear and tear on that cruiser.
My other concern is why it takes so long for capital projects to get done in Gary. I reference the two-plus years it took to finish the work in front of the truck stop on Grant Street and the prolonged work on Ridge Road and Broadway.
It is as if when work is performed in Gary, construction workers do it on their lunch hour or in their spare time. I want my tax dollars’ worth from every facet of the city — it’s called accountability.
The city expects it of me, a taxpayer, and I expect the same from the administration.
Eddie V. Washington
Raid of surveyor’s office leads to many questions
The raid on the Lake County Surveyor’s Office by federal and state investigators armed with a federal search warrant seemed legal, but, alas, it raises questions.
Andrew Northern, spokesman for the FBI, declined to reveal officially for what his agency was looking. He also declined to reveal the target of the investigation.
What illegal activity was being investigated? Why was Lake County taxpayer data and office equipment hauled away without an explanation?
It is not known if Lake County’s surveyor is a saint or sinner, but doesn’t someone under investigation have the right to face his or her accuser?
What will become of the data those government agents took from the surveyor’s database? Maybe our transparent federal government will use a well-known statement from “Saturday Night Live” — “never mind” — to make things murky.
Turn in criminals to police, for the victims and survivors
Thank you, Stephen Henderson, for turning yourself in.
Justice will prevail. It is a relief knowing you have done the right thing.
I’m waiting for the person or persons who murdered my son, Moses Tucker, on June 16, 1998, to turn themselves in. I’m trusting and believing it will happen — not just in my son’s cold case — but for other survivors who are waiting.
Some people have given up. I’m speaking for the victims; they don’t have a voice.
It’s not too late, so please come forward. The survivors are waiting for justice to prevail. If you have any information and don’t come forward, you are just like the person who pulled the trigger.
How can you live with yourself? This could be you.
Call the Gary Police Department anonymously.
Take back your city.