Worry About the Community, Not the Drug Dealers

RECEIVED Mon., May 5, 2008

Dear Editor,
    I realize that Travis County has a tendency to feel sorry for drug dealers and has a liberal point of view regarding the prosecution of these crimes. The problem with that is it leaves the rest of the law-abiding citizens at the mercy of the drug dealers that are arrested, charged, and then let right back on the streets. Someone somewhere needs to feel sorry and show a little empathy toward the rest of us in the community that have to live around these same drug dealers. If those same liberals had to live in the same neighborhoods as these drug dealers they feel so sorry for, they just might take a different tack when dealing with them. Either move us out of the bad neighborhoods, or get the drug dealers off the streets for as long as the law will allow. It isn't fair to the rest of us and our families who aren't involved in the drug trafficking for the justice system in Travis County to keep a revolving door at the county jail.
Delwin Goss
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