Letters to the Editor

Safety first

January 23, 2007


To the editor:

Considering changes in zoning laws to prevent crime at local establishments is a step in the right direction. The City Commission is at least showing that public safety is a concern.

Last summer, law enforcement officials decided to take a stand against drugs at the Wakarusa Music Festival. They used all available personnel and technology to prove to peace-loving people that they would not allow immoral behavior in our area.

Law enforcement was readily available for 24-hour surveillance, and prosecution of crimes committed at Clinton Lake. Surely, the City Commission will prove that keeping the heart of Lawrence peaceful is, at the very least, as important as keeping our lake drug-free.

Daniel Knight,



Kelly Powell 11 years, 3 months ago

so they busted a bunch of hippies(peace loving people)...what does peace loving and morals have to do with each other? i may be the quietest neihbor you ever had and was never in any trouble with the law.....and i could be into three way camel bondage...in my eyes that would make me peace loving and immoral.... as for keeping the lake drug free....i suppose you do not mean the bazillion gallons of beer consumed there every summer?

Jamesaust 11 years, 3 months ago

"immoral behavior"

Perhaps the author means "illegal behavior." Whatever else it may be, free people consuming substances altering their own physiology is not "immoral."

(Unless the author would contend that everything illegal is - ipso facto - immoral. If so, please see today's MLK story.)

budwhysir 11 years, 3 months ago

I thought this argument was over days ago but oh well, Im ready to defend my side. anyhow always remember

bigger is better and to big is bewildering

politicaly speaking

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