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Get facts before booing Tim McCarthy

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, October 5, 2008

I write in response to Mike Kaneb’s Oct. 1 Letter entitled “Boo Tim McCarthy.” I see absolutely no reason why Kaneb would advocate booing Tim McCarthy as means of expressing his displeasure regarding the events of the past few weeks. Were Kaneb to have spent either 20 years living in South Bend or five minutes in the library, he would no doubt know that McCarthy retired from the police force in 1978 and has spent the time since in the service of Porter County, Ind., as a private business owner. I recognize that Kaneb seeks a target for his criticism, but perhaps this criticism is better directed at individuals who may have actually been associated with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Excise Police, NDSP, and/or SBPD within the past 30 years.

Jim MastersjuniorFisher HallOct. 3