Speak Out - May 8, 2012

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“I want to speak out about the police and the sheriff deputies doing these roadblocks around here. I think they might be a good idea to a lot of people, but I think they use racial profiling when they make the arrests at these things. It just seems like it’s always African Americans whose cars get searched and are suspected of doing something wrong. If they’re going to do it, they should at least make it fair to everyone. Thank you.”

“Why does the school plan their prom on a night when spring sports events are still taking place? When I was in school Central’s prom was always during the regular season so there were no conflicts with sporting events. I don’t think the athletes who represent the school should have to make a decision between attending sporting events or going to their prom, and neither should they have to be rushed or miss out on any pre-prom activities just because of their games or track meets. Who is responsible for making this decision? Shouldn’t the teachers know when these events take place? If not, I know the principal should and he is the one who makes the final decision on the date for the prom. This really needs to be considered in the future.”

“I want to say that I read some comments here several weeks ago about policemen always talking on their cell phones while they’re driving, so I started paying extra attention whenever I see one on the road. Those other callers were absolutely right. It’s really rare to see a cop who isn’t talking on the phone. There’s just no way all of those calls are police business. I guess the police departments don’t have a policy about cell phone use on duty, but they should and they should also enforce it. A big part of a policeman’s job is paying attention to things, and they can’t do that if they’re always on the phone. Look for yourself and see if most of them are talking on the phone. They are.”

“Recently I read that Michelle Obama has no interest in ever running for president and has no interest in the White House. That’s good, because she’ll be moving out next January.