The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

May 5, 2014

You Said It: About street extensions, animal cruelty and guns

About street extensions, animal cruelty and guns

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Anderson has plans to extend 67th Street to Main Street over the next few years as funds become available. (Article published April 25.)

• “How about fixing existing roads before we build more roads that the city won’t take care of? Driving through Anderson and dodging teeth-rattling potholes is a dangerous endeavor. A crumbling infrastructure won’t bring new businesses to town. What a joke!”

THB: Potholes are numerous for sure, but as the weather warms the city and county will be doing what they can. 67th Street, when completed, will serve the same function as a frontage road along the north side of Interstate 69 so that should help with economic development in that area.

A New Jersey woman admitted tossing a dog into traffic over a dispute over a parking place. (April 30)

• “Would have much rather seen her sentenced to six years of having to clean up after the animals at area dog shelters in N.J. without capability of parole or time off for good behavior. Six long years of orange jump suits and pooper scoopers! And then maybe a 10-year ban from anyone living with this animal!”

• “How terrible and terrifying that dog’s last few minutes of life must have been! Maybe someone should throw her into oncoming traffic!”

THB: Hopefully, this woman, if found guilty of this charge, will receive the maximum sentence.

A Herald Bulletin editorial opined that a recent issue with a gun at school signals potential disaster. (May 1)

• “More evidence that we need a person or persons qualified in firearms, be it teachers or police to protect our children inside schools, we don’t need to experience what we have seen in other schools across the country before taking action, it could happen right here in Anderson just as well as anywhere else. Politics is the reason our children are vulnerable to another massacre, nobody will step up, because it might not fit a political agenda or cause them to lose votes by not supporting gun-control groups, leaving our kids sitting ducks for another deranged person to take advantage of a ‘gun free zone.’”

THB: This gun problem in schools is so multi-layered, with so many different factions weighing in, we doubt it will ever be solved.

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