Selma Lord Selma

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 28, 2007

To The Editor:

For there are many things that I can address, I take them one by one. I would like to give thanks to the Selma Police Department for their hard work and dedication because it’s not an easy job to do.

To the people of Selma, we as a society never see things for what they are, and we forget that these men and women are in the line of duty and they have a job to do. The officers of Selma are the most professionally underpaid people in this town and we still take for granted their contribution to us all.

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We should just say “thanks.” I feel that they deserve a raise for their line of work.

These men and women are out there taking a chance with their lives every day not knowing if they will ever see their families again.

Keep up the good work, Selma Police Department.

Once again we have one of Selma’s most popular lawyers dishing her dirt against the Selma Police Department, but failing to say she was held in contempt of court.

She blamed the officer for just doing his job.

Okay, if you have a job to do, would you do it? If the officer did not do his job, he could lose his job. If we are going to talk about something, let it be about how we can help to clean up the streets in Selma and support law enforcement.

Selma is known for being historic, but everywhere we turn, we have people killing people and selling drugs. Some of the drug dealers are children who have been to jail and can’t get a job, so this is what they turn to.

Others are those with little or no education who believe in easy money. Don’t bash the enforcers of the law – support and advocate justice and righteousness in the system.

Our mayor needs to find every avenue to bring decent jobs to our area.

Our board of education and city council need to develop more after school programs for children. Parents need to support these programs and volunteer if possible.

The community needs to clean up the neighborhood and join together to work together.

Everyone out there has a choice to make their lives better and their town a better place to live.

However, it starts at the bottom and works up from there. The leaders in our community have the position to influence this movement, but instead of mentoring our public they choose to defy the truth. Don’t point the finger when the fault lies within! Be about something positive for a change.

J. Butler