Letters to the Editor, June 24, 2013
June 24, 2013 11:06AM
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Updated: July 26, 2013 6:05AM
U.S. should build a border fence first like Israel did
On Sunday, June 9, I attended an educational seminar at Temple Beth-El in Northbrook, Ill. The event was sponsored by the Protect Our Heritage Educational Fund, Inc. which is based in Skokie, Ill.
At one point in the meeting, the speakers commented on how well a border fence had worked for Israel. Before the border fence was built and guarded, Hezbollah terrorists regularly crossed the border to bomb buses, schools, and wedding receptions in Israel. The border fence on Israel’s north border reduced the terrorism tremendously.
That comment struck a nerve with me. I have relatives and friends in southwestern states. I pay attention to news of the harm that unguarded borders and illegal immigrants cause. Criminal enterprises use the unguarded borders to smuggle drugs and illegal aliens into the country. But, criminal groups steal cars, trucks, and construction equipment in the U.S. and take it south to Mexico to sell the booty at a huge profit. Las Vegas is notorious for stolen autos that are driven to Mexico.
Unguarded borders and illegal immigration are big business. Some of the blood and drug stained money from those who profit from it are funding the current drive for immigration reform because that will keep the borders open so that it will be business as usual.
America should learn from Israel. We should build a border fence first.
Firefighter who walked off with camera was wrong
This guy, Jerome Lynch, is all over social media using the term “allegations.” Lynch is referring to the camera at the Genesis Center in which he is the center of attention. He also claimed he took a Times’ photographer’s camera by mistake. In reality, there is a witness who had seen Lynch leave the Genesis Center with two cameras.
The part that irks me is if this action would have been committed by a young guy wearing baggy pants hanging down low on his behind they would have “put cuffs” on him. .. but the fireman (Lynch) had on his fireman’s uniform with his pants “pulled up.”
Ricardo “Streetwise” Moreno
Candidate likes to blame but doesn’t have any solutions
Officer Martinez believes he has the knowledge to lead the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. This coming from an individual who does not attend the County Commissioner meetings, County Council meetings, Sheriff’s Merit Board meetings or FOP Lodge meetings. It seems to me the only thing Officer Martinez has prepared himself to do is to blame everyone for the department’s issues except himself. If he is so concerned, why is he not voicing his opinion at any of the meetings listed? I guess if you have no new ideas it’s safer to play the blame game!