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Updated: May 12, 2013 6:03AM



Everyone must get involved to stop rampant crime

The three captions below caught my attention in the March 19 Post-Tribune: “Moving Out?”; “Brothers Die in Gary Shooting”; “State must reconsider criminal code.” How many more brothers will have to die and how many more citizens will be moving out before we get a grip on the criminal element that seems to be running rampart in our communities?

The law enforcement and criminal justice systems cannot handle these problems alone. It take a “village” to deal with the violence and social ills that lead to criminal activities. They need the assistance of all of the “village” components and constituents. They need the assistance of all of the “village” components and constituents to combat the social ills and dysfunction.

There is, however, a deafening silence in the “village.” Where is the outrage? Where are the community and civic leaders? Where are the church and other religious leaders? Where are the business an education leaders? Where are the political and government leaders? Are there any social service and mental health agencies out there? Where are the voices against crimes?

Crime and violence affects all of us. One or two summit meetings and behind the scenes activities are ineffective in combating criminal activity. Criminals need to know we will not be silent. Criminals need to know we are watching and are cooperating with law enforcement. The “village” needs to get together and let the message go forth that we are not going to take it!

Rolland P. Hinton

Gary

It’s not just Fox News you can’t trust for real news

Yes sir, you sure are right about Fox News, Mr. Davis. They are a lame bunch of people.

How far back does your memory go, Mr. Davis? Does it go back to 2012? Remember NBC altering the George Zimmerman 911 call just after Trayvon Martin was killed? NBC altered the call to make it appear Zimmerman was a racist.

Does your memory go back to the 2004 and 2012 presidential elections? In 2012 Romney was constantly criticized for being wealthy. January 2012 the mainstream media did 31 stories on Romney’s wealth. In 2004 John Kerry ran for president and he was even wealthier than Romney. January 2004 NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC ran a total of four stories.

Remember the last presidential race for George Bush? CBS, mainly Dan Rather, tried to find fault with Bush’s National Guard record. The information they relied on was bogus.

Remember 20 years ago when NBC did an investigation on why so many gas tanks exploded when the vehicle was rear ended? NBC simulated a read end collision and gas tanks exploded in their tests. NBC was found to have put an igniter in the tanks that would make it easier for the tanks to explode.

While people want us to keep an eye on Fox News, we have countless examples of outright fraud by the mainstream media.

Steve Bounds

Portage



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