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Readers write: Dec. 29

6:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

System failed us in cop killing caseThe police shootings by Ismaaiyl Brinsley demonstrates the faults in our criminal justice system. While the AJC story “9 arrests didn’t prevent cop killings” (News, Dec. 23) notes this criminal “fell through the cracks,” the facts suggest otherwise. After some 19 arrests in his ...
Readers write: Dec. 28

6:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Ideas for answering our teacher shortageTo correct the teacher shortage in Georgia (“Fewer Georgians become teachers,” News, Dec. 21), the state may need to do what the state of Florida did during the 1950s. It provided teaching scholarships based on competitive exams and the character references of would-be teachers. The ...
Readers write: Dec. 26

6:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Red light camera pose driving riskOne important thing Bill Torpy failed to mention in his assessment of red light cameras is the psyche of the driver as they approach these traps: You’re driving along at the speed limit (usually with someone right on your tail), you see the “Photo Enforced” ...
Readers write: Dec. 25

6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Sony’s goof came long before nowIt goes without saying that none of us are fans of Kim Jong-un, but that doesn’t erase the complications of what’s taking place with the movie “The Interview.” If Sony had shown the movie, and the threatened terrorist attacks had materialized, I suspect Sony would ...
Readers write: Dec. 23

6:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Achievement is better than protestsLeonard Pitts has done it again (“Seeing hope for America in a collection of protests,” Opinion, Dec. 14). Apparently, Mr. Pitts has become a cheerleader for any and every person or group that might be convinced to protest. Protest what? Just about anything that doesn’t go ...
Readers write: Dec. 22

Updated: 2:02 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

U.S. should stay out of Cuba’s affairsBefore the Castro brothers, Cuban industry was largely controlled by American businesses and the American mafia. Mining, ranching, sugar, gambling, cocaine, marijuana and prostitution were among the interests that made Fulgencio Batista very wealthy through kickbacks and various other nefarious schemes. American ambassadors openly ...

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Medicare revamp would destroy system that worksU.S. Rep. Tom Price’s plans for Medicare would abandon a system that works and is universally praised by seniors in order to benefit for-profit insurance companies. His plan has a voucher system that these companies would use to squeeze seniors until they no longer ...
Readers write: Dec. 19

6:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Kudos for light rail to Emory proposalHaving had the wonderful opportunity, as Atlanta’s mayor, to structure a successful formula to get MARTA service approved by the Georgia Legislature, I’m obviously extremely pleased with its most recent progressive endeavor: light-rail service into the Clifton Road Corridor. I could single out many ...
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