published Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Judge’s decision is questioned — and more letters to the editors

Judge’s decision is questioned

Is Judge Kim Summers out of her mind? How could she possibly inflict (officers) Emmer and Cooley on the population of the city of Chattanooga again? Does she not understand that these two knuckle-draggers can’t be trusted with either authority or weapons?

I have read her “decision” and it’s nothing more than 33 pages of legal drivel. Bobby Dodd can’t spare two good officers to protect a crazy judge from citizens who will want, and rightly so, to get right in her face and ask if she is out of her gourd?

I don’t particularly like Andy Berke, but even he knows that these two Wyatt Earps might kill somebody eventually.

I suggest every citizen start the process of getting a handgun carry permit from the state to show the city of Chattanooga we can defend ourselves and we won’t tolerate abuse from armed rodeo clowns.

And as for those who have been so brainwashed that they wouldn’t think of resisting a cop, I would suggest at least a catcher’s mask and shin-guards.

RICHARD SHULTZ


End meth addiction

Why can’t the state legislature just pass one law for the whole state making these pseudoephedrine products prescription only?

The first two states to consider this ordinance, succeeded. Meth labs disappeared and crime rates dropped like a stone. The next 23 states to try to pass it, failed. Why?

Pharmaceutical companies weren’t about to lose any of their billion dollars in annual sales just to stop a drug plague that kills people, terrorizes children and is a threat to public health. They launched an NRA-type PR campaign and threatened to reel in campaign donations to legislators just so they could keep supplying the drug lords.

Fifteen Tennessee cities and four counties have passed this ordinance. A local law enforcement official told me that they can’t arrest their way out of this. A local physician and criminal court official told me it is the only way to go.

Therefore, it is up to Tennesseans to rid the state of these drug dealers one town at a time. We alone can protect our children and make our communities safe.

Meth was born here. Now it desperately needs to die here.

DAVID CLARK, Tullahoma, Tenn.

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RShultz210 said...

I've got to agree completely with Mr. Clark on this one. I'm not crazy about the idea of having to get a prescription from my physician for an antihistamine but if it will stop people from either ruining their lives or dying a premature and sad death then we need to just do it. On April 4th of this year I lost my little sister to drugs. She was actually in her 50's but she was still my little sister to me. I miss her terribly, and if the really dangerous drugs such as meth and cocaine were eliminated then maybe other people would not have to go through something like this. She died of an overdose of cocaine and hydrocodone which are two of worst aside from meth, and I have a niece around her 40's who looks like she's 60 because of what meth has done to her. I sometimes wonder if the people who try to make this stuff understand how dangerous it is to them as well as others? Most of the articles I see on the internet that purport to show you how to make meth don't mention that mixtures of ether vapor with air of anywhere between about 3% and 80% are explosive in a confined space. And most "meth cooks" who are beginners to start with and know nothing about chemistry end up blowing their house out of the ground and killing people. Meth might be the only drug that can kill people before it's even completely manufactured. It has to stop.

October 5, 2013 at 2:48 p.m.
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