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Letters to the editor, February 5

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Updated: March 6, 2013 6:01AM



Technology needed to stop rash of bank robberies

We are living in a technological era. Among the many scientific advances is the Mars Rover.

Now, with all of our advancements, why are we still reliving the John Dillinger days with so many bank robberies? Why is technology absent from methods of prevention?

Some of these items could help make banks safer: metal detectors at the entrance, bulletproof glass enclosing the bank tellers with only a small slot to slip papers through, a silent button near each teller to notify the armed guard (stationed in the center of the bank) and also the police station, and the silent button automatically would lock the entrance so any would-be robber could not escape.

I’m sure our engineers and electronics experts could develop many methods to prevent bank robberies so we no longer relive the Dillinger Days.

Grace Turner

Gary

This taxpayer doesn’t want to see Hobart EMS change

I have needed the help of the Hobart Fire Department EMTs. Their service was terrific and saved my life.

Dave Vinzant and Mayor Snedecor believe they are doing what the citizens of Hobart want. Who did they ask? If my heart goes haywire, I sure don’t want Dave or Brian and their friends to ask me if this is Hickey Street. Hobart firefighters are active in the community, and volunteer whenever, wherever and however asked.

These EMTs would not make the same money, would lose union representation and benefits, and lose their pensions. I have seen the hardship that losing a pension brings. I am an old-timer and do not take lightly this administration giving the shaft to these guys and gals who are truly the pride of Hobart.

If this clique of officials wants to be so much like Gary, East Chicago, etc., then go there. I’ll tell you what this taxpayer wants to do, stand firm behind these truly dedicated public workers.

Dave Gallagher

Hobart

Rep. Pelath was right on
the money with his column

I admit to some slight bias, however, the article by state Rep. Scott Pelath of Michigan City (my hometown), printed in the Post-Tribune on Jan. 13, was a masterful summary of the challenges facing Indiana Democrats in 2013.

It is difficult to remember the last time an Indiana Democratic official publicly articulated such issues as “right to (not) work,” quality education for all children, and jobs, with such preciseness, passion and power. His only omission was the failure to address gun control.

No doubt, that will come in time.

After the political nightmare of the last four years, Pelath’s voice is a fresh and welcome one in Indiana politics.

Wonder of all wonders, he also seems reasonable and rational!

Richard Gordon Hatcher

Gary



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