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2013-05-10 at 11:57

LETTER: Let cops do their jobs

Dianne Rideout, Thunder Bay
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To the editor:

For crying out loud, let the police do the job they were paid to do.They do need to be more aggressive with people that are drunk and unruly. There has been way too much left undone because every time they make some arrests some individuals scream brutality or discrimination.

I am tired of all the stuff that goes on in this city.

Fifteen to 20 years ago one could walk down the street with no fear. Now you are almost a prisoner in your home after dusk.


Dianne Rideout,
Thunder Bay

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YellowSnow13 says:
Maybe the cops need those paddy wagons again. Load up the truck with drunks and bring them all in at once. Might save them some time going from one drunk to the next.
5/10/2013 1:14:01 PM
udecide says:
You are exactly right. Here is an impaired driver, running from the cops endangering lives on our highways, then resists arrest, and the cop is in trouble for doing his job. How sad is that. Welcome to Thunder Bay.
5/10/2013 1:41:47 PM
tsb says:
20 years ago, Simpson Street and Pearl Street were both overrun by drunks. There was 6 or 7 murders per year on average (every year, not every second year) and the rates of violent crime and drug use were higher than today. Unemployment was also higher, and we made less money (even relative to inflation).

I remember when I was a kid in the early 90s, walking down Simpson Street and seeing a drunk man throwing things through the window of Simpson Variety. I have lived on this street since 2007 now, and that hasn't happened in my time here. It's drastically quieter. Simpson Street today is like a silent movie compared to what it was in the 1990s; but without the actors.

You're not scared because you are at risk. You are scared because the media has taught you to be afraid.
5/11/2013 9:15:12 AM
bigbird says:
I agree,enough is enough get these people off the street.
5/13/2013 7:25:55 AM
nocommonsense says:
Well Said!! :)
5/13/2013 3:41:59 PM
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