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Updated: March 23, 2013 6:03AM



Waste of money for first lady to attend funeral

How can the government justify the exorbitant cost of flying Michelle Obama to Chicago to the very sad and totally unnecessary funeral of one young lady, when there are people all over this country dying from violence of all types? It seems that this was a way to further the president’s crusade against gun ownership. A heartfelt personal letter would have been sufficient.

Maybe it’s time to go after the parents of these punks. If gang members are caught with guns, put the parents and gang member in the same cell for a minimum of one year, followed with a mandatory monthly visit and search of their homes for a year or longer. If caught a second time, double the time and add a huge fine, payable by cleaning the streets and empty lots.

We have many military people who could do the visits and supervision. Money well spent.

Thomas Fischer

Crown Point

There’s plenty of other crime to bust before game party

Are you kidding me? With all the illegal activity going on in Lake County with drug gangs, smuggling rings, identity thieves, child pornographers, thugs, scam artists, and the illegal and morally grotesque acts of cock and dog fighting gambling rings in the county, our authorities spent needed manpower on busting a mom-and-pop bar for having a Super Bowl party.

Fifty percent of those who attended are construction and mill workers, nurses, office and other workers who pay taxes that pay the salaries of these Eliot Ness wannabes.

All they wanted to do was enjoy the Super Bowl and maybe have some numbers come in on an innocent gaming pool, perhaps hoping to help with credit card or medical bills or maybe to help an unemployed loved one.

I hope these so-called tough guys have a big party with that hard-earned, after-taxed money they confiscated.

Donald McGuire

Valparaiso

Super Bowl pool bust smells like political persecution

As a concerned citizen of the good state of Indiana and a veteran of these here United States of America, I was in shock when I read the piece on the Great Bust in Schererville.

Out of all the crimes committed (too many to list) the excise police decide to bust a local bar owner for a pool that is run in every bar — and yes, even in some churches — across this great country and that becomes newsworthy!

This doesn’t smell right. My old top
sergeant had a saying for what happened here but if I put that down, you won’t print this letter. Get real. This is a target move by someone with a grudge.

Stop this persecution for political gain.

Marcel Satalic

St. John



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