THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From our readers
To the Editor:
As usual, any effort to craft a rational gun bill for the purpose of reducing unbridled violence towards innocent Americans is being blocked by G.O.P. opposition from the so-called House Freedom Caucus.
Freedom was never intended to mean freedom to kill based upon some twisted interpretation of the Second Amendment.
There are bills on hold in Congress written by both parties that deserve to be heard and voted on. They are all legitimate and with bipartisan debate, a well-intended step in the right direction could be passed.
Reasonable people can agree that gun violence does require a finger on the trigger, but gun violence is exactly that and the gun is the number one contributor.
Dennis J. Gaines,
Following the recent acts of violence directed at police officers in Dallas and now Baton Rouge, countless numbers of citizens have contacted Marinette Police Department officers via e-mail, by phone, and in person, both while out in public as well as visits to our office, to offer support and express words of encouragement for the men and women in law enforcement.
Please know your messages to us are being heard and we appreciate it. You are why it is such an honor and privilege to serve this great city. On behalf of the officers and staff of my department, thank you so much.
Chief of Police,
Marinette Police Department
I want the citizens of the Crivitz area to know, that after hearing the facts, the heroism and courage it took for the search of the drowning victim near Crivitz on July 8th.
Charlie DeSmidt stopped to help authorities, but was told they had enough help. He then jumped into his car and went home to get his own boat. He joined the search for the Green Bay woman and towards dusk he was able to located the victim with his own equipment but unfortunately it was too late. Charlie went above and beyond. I just think he needs to be recognized.