Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Airpower brings hope, relief to Puerto Rico

My heart sank when I arrived in Puerto Rico and saw the damage and destruction of Hurricane Maria first hand. I had seen some of the news reports about it beforehand but was unprepared to witness the level of destruction the hurricane had wreaked on the Island – it was mind blowing. After spending two weeks traveling to different regions, the devastation of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure was visible but more apparent was the resilience and strength of the Puerto Ricans.

Letters to the Editor

Belleville should embrace community policing

Instead of the motto, “Protect & Serve,” perhaps the motto of the Belleville Police Department should be, “Ticket & Fine,” a way of doing business that largely neither protects nor serves. This method of policing and fining recently cost Jennings, Missouri a $4.7 million civil rights class action payout.

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