Letter to the Editor: Toledo Police surely have better things to do

February 21, 2004
Toledo Blade

It's official. There are two people in each anti-smoking detection squad. Along with them is at least one Toledo police officer and a police vehicle. I can't believe the mayor and city council are wasting resources that should be out protecting the community and getting real criminals off the street.

Criminals are killing and maiming ordinary Toledo citizens. Elected officials have lost touch with what's really important: making sure it's safe for citizens to walk the streets and operate or go into businesses without getting shot. Let the police do what they're trained to do.

As a taxpayer and registered voter, I am sending notice to the elected officials of this community. I will do my part at the polls and my best to convince other registered voters to remove all of them from office.

It's apparent to me that they have their priorities all wrong. Hopefully, we'll get some people with common sense elected the next time.

By the way, in between the trips to the bars, could the city make sure that the vicious thugs who don't shovel their sidewalks are at least roughed up a little bit? Especially the really old ones?

Sandralee Drive

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