Letters to the Editor - Nov. 15

November 15, 2012

Letter writer should be upset with headline

To the editor:

I’m hoping the headline on the first letter in the Saturday (Nov. 10) Herald-Mail was a typo: “County’s deal for school land still needs explained.”

Needs explained? If I were the writer of that letter, who seems to have crafted a well-thought-out and coherent opinion, I’d be a bit bothered.

Steve Specht

(Editor’s note: The headline to which the letter writer refers appeared in the print edition only)

Stair company acquisition good for local economy

To the editor:

The difference between Job Creators and Romneyites can be summed up in The Herald-Mail’s headline on Tuesday, Nov. 13: “Duvinage buys Ohio stair company, expects to add 50 jobs over 5 years.”

If that had been Romney, the headline would have been “Bain buys Ohio stair company, plans to move all jobs to China.”

Now do you understand why we did not elect Romney?

Burr Loomis
Chambersburg, Pa.

Police used poor judgement in Jefferson Street pursuit

To the editor:

This letter is in reference to the recent and tragic vehicle crash on Jefferson Street. While reading the story, I could not help but to question why.

Some years ago, I had begun my college studies in the Administration of Justice major prior to making a switch to the Accounting major. During those years in the former of those two majors, we were taught that a law enforcement officer is obligated at all times to protect the public from harm.

We were further taught that this obligation also extends to an officer’s judgment. I question why a life is lost and a family injured all due to a decision to pursue a speeding vehicle. Jefferson Street and many of its surrounding streets are no place to engage in or continue a pursuit based on an excessive speeding charge. That charge in itself is not near the public endangerment level that the ensuing chase became.

Again, a young man’s life is now gone, and an innocent family became victims in a horrifying way, all for a vehicular speeding charge and poor judgment. The lack of judgment is not on the part of the young man speeding but rather on the part of law enforcement. With a badge comes responsibility and public expectations, and those expectations include sound judgment and common sense at all times.

Randy A. Breeden

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