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