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Rearranging priorities

Letters to the Editor | Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I hate to hammer home the same point over and over, but I guess the Indiana State Police either

a) don’t read The Observer or

b) have no common sense.

Sure underage drinking is a problem as it is in any college town, but the excessive vandalism and other crime found in South Bend is not.

Just a thought, but maybe they should spend taxpayers money in ways that decrease serious crimes, such as say felonies, and when that is fixed worry about underage drinking which, in case anyone forgot, is a misdemeanor.

Last I checked a few kids drinking is not as bad as someone getting robbed, shot, or killed. South Bend is worse than the national average in the following categories: overall crime, murders, rapes, robberies, burglaries, larceny/theft, vehicle theft and arson.

Lets rearrange our priorities.

Patrick McHugh


Fisher Hall

Sept. 23