All Citizens Have Rights

RECEIVED Thu., Oct. 28, 2004

Mr. King,
   I read with interest your reply ["Postmarks," Oct. 15] to Mr. Bradley regarding the article "If You’re White, It's All Right" [News, Sept. 24]. It appears to me that you are missing the point. Yes, Williamson County does give harsh sentences to criminals; that is the way it should be. The citizens of Williamson County want it that way, which is why we elected the district attorney. If drug dealers and users do not want to be dealt with harshly they can stay out of the county. I think that you fail to recognize that the folks that live near Robinson Park and the surrounding neighborhood deserve just as much protection as the drug dealers. The district attorney's office cannot be concerned as to race or nationality of drug dealers when prosecuting such cases. When people choose to engage in illegal activities they must be held accountable. I for one applaud the district attorney for prosecuting these cases and not worrying about what people will think or say. The folks in those neighborhoods are better off. Another interesting point is that a number of the folks in those neighborhoods are also minorities. Those people requested that something be done about the drug dealers and users. You see, Mr. King, in America law-abiding citizens have rights as well. I am sure you would agree that the district attorney must help all citizens when called upon, no matter what their race.
Jim Ramsey
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