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Social issues
By Cecelia Johnson


August 19, 2005

In regard to, "Local governments should take on social issues" your concerns are very valid.  I, as an adult, experienced a disappointing encounter with our local police.  The incident that took place was an opportune time for our police officers, whom we look too for safety, to step in and be a role model.  Instead I came across comments such as, "we don't do counseling"  "you need to monitor your young ones" "we don't reply in writing to anyone".  I was completely floored!  We all know the saying, "It takes a whole village to raise a child" and in this small town we have that opportunity.  I, as a community member, choose to look out for any child, I volunteer when needed and happier than a clam at high tide to do so, I always encourage my grandchildren to pick up litter, talk to them about manners, and respecting elders, I encourage them to volunteer to make our community better.  Come on officers    go a step further for our youth.  Be proactive not reactive.  Voicing my concern is done to encourage our local police to help us adults as we attempt to bring up our future!  You are in a prime position to do so.

Cecelia Johnson
Ketchikan, AK - USA

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letter Local governments should take on social issues By Bob Allen - Ketchikan, AK - USA




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