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Letter to the editor: We are becoming a country of 'coddlers'

Sep 8, 2015 | by Lynn Powell

This letter to the editor is one of the reasons the families need to speak up. The public really believes this kind of garbage. We must speak up to educate those that don’t know the truth.

Why do we not get it? We are sending criminals to a resort where they get three square meals a day, have a commissary, TVs, gyms, beds and clean clothes, medical care and an opportunity for an education. Why wouldn’t they commit crimes to get into these resorts?

If they work, they get paid. They can even get married, have conjugal visits, make telephone calls and send and receive mail. Our prisons are not punishment.

Why do we not get it? We are sending criminals to a resort where they get three square meals a day, have a commissary, TVs, gyms, beds and clean clothes, medical care and an opportunity for an education. Why wouldn't they commit crimes to get into these resorts?

If they work, they get paid. They can even get married, have conjugal visits, make telephone calls and send and receive mail. Our prisons are not punishment.

Why should these criminals have it so good after committing crimes? We are telling the world that it pays to commit crimes. We are becoming a country of coddlers.

Police officers must be careful and not rough up people who have committed a crime, although they have spit in the officer's face and violently resisted arrest. Now the police who protect us need protection.

We don't dare defend ourselves lest we are prejudiced or guilty of, heaven forbid, bruising someone who is violating us. It's becoming the thing to do for minorities to scream "prejudice" if they cannot fake rough treatment if they are touched. Why? Because they can.

Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson when police officers are being killed? We are promoting a country of cowardly wimps who love to be in the limelight where they can start a protest that gets on TV and in the newspapers.

Why? Because they can. Then they go to the "resort," or get off altogether.

Treva Gray, Bixby

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