12 Jan 1976 Barbara A Shumaker Letter to Editor "Treatment of Criminals"
ban, after further thought, will have the courage to change their minds and put the ban in effect again. I wonder. Their action certainly was in opposition to the slogan "Life Is Precious Death To Pollution" adopted over five years ago by York Chapter 67, Izaak Walton League of America. , Joseph C. Wilt Member, York Chapter 67, Izaak Walton League Of America APOLOGY To The Editor: The Atomic Energy Commission has been changed to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. I must apologize for this misrepresentation in my recent letter, though all concern is still apparent. Cindy Blouse Dallastown TREATMENT OF CRIMINALS To The Editor: I just finished reading the article entitled entitled "Release Of Convicted Rapist Protested." I never cease to be amazed at the stupidity of our illustrious "city leaders." I too would not like to walk the streets with a convicted rapist on the loose. But I present this letter as my protest against our outdated penal system and our very outdated laws. As far as I'm concerned, the man has committed one of the most vile crimes known to man. I don not condone his actions actions but ask where are our police when these things are happening on our streets. We are surrounded by uncaring people who don't want to get involved when crimes are happening right under our noses. We say he's sick, then we put him in a cage, treat him like an animal for x number of years, while completely dehumanizing him. Then he is released and expected to act like a good citizen. This is rehabilitation'' For God's sake, if he's sick, as we say. then let him and other criminals be treated at a center, making our streets safer for everybody. The really ironic part is that recently I stood by a loved one who is 15 years of age. She was raped by seven men. After summoning courage enough to try to bring action against these men, she was humiliated, degraded, cheapened and made to feel as though she had committed the crime by some of the same people who are concerned about our safety. The charges against three of these men have been dropped by the Commonwealth, and the other four are walking around while waiting to be brought to justice. Think about this when your wives and daughters leave your home and travel about our city. Shocked'' I sure hope so. Barbara A. Shumaker York DEMAND FOR APOLOGY To The Editor: I think that we should take our little black book and mark in it for remembrance remembrance to use on the next election day of the sordid political trickery of York City Council in accusing Mayor Krout and Congressman William F. Goodling for inaction to keep the York Post Office in York Cuty. In rebuttal. Mayor Krout presented a list of 17 contacts he made to retain it; and also, that he did not catch the postal authorities in a lie or double talk as the council also contended. My personal opinion of Mayor Krout is that he is continually continually and sincerely working to make our city a better and a stronger city. In rebuttal. Congressman Goodling remarked that he was extremely hurt and disappointed that he was so charged; he listed 20 different times between late February and the week of Dec. 15 he met with city. Chamber of Commerce, local postal union and federal authorities on the issue. Goodling has representative offices all over his district to get citizens views on the issues and to discover their problems and needs. I think that Congressman Goodling merits an extra high rating in political leadership. As a registered Democrat, before the election. I received a dirty, mudslinging