News for Monday, January 14, 2008

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Jack Simpson - Bad news

Sometimes it seems like most of the news is "bad." Every time we pick up our daily newspaper, someone is being robbed, shot, raped, scammed, or having their property stolen or damaged. People are driving around the community without licenses, tags or insurance. If they go to court and are put on probation, they soon become probation violators. Some operate vehicles while under the influence of alcohol and drugs; others join gangs and vandalize neighborhoods. Holiday scams and fake money are becoming more popular. Store owners and taxi drivers are being robbed at gunpoint and sexual assaults are much too common. Child molestation is often front-page news. All this kind of thing is getting much too frequent for once a peaceful, quiet, rural community.