In his long article about rising crime, Dr. Ochie did not present any new idea. The real reason for the rise in crime is lack of moral values. The church leaders have failed in instilling moral values in the community they serve. To cover up their failure, they get into politics for personal enrichment under the guise of serving society.

It doesn’t seem fair that the New Orleans Saints have four good quarterbacks and the Falcons have none. In today’s NFL, the quarterback has to be able to scramble, or at least pretend that they can. Everyone knows that Ryan is scared to run and would rather fall down than get hit. Hopefully drafting a quality quarterback is in the Falcons’ future plans.

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Sunday’s editorial page was a great read. Fletcher, Will and Gordon. That’s a Triple Threat.

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Rhetorical rehash; got it. The efficacy of armchair academia’s rehash that society is the root and cause of crime? Zero at best. One might conclude if God had put a basketball court on Calvary and gave away beach houses, none of this would be a problem. Seeds of bitterness, hate and blame sown for a generation in soil of true loathsome disparities reaps a bitter harvest.

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Professor Ochie wrote an interesting assessment of the crime situation in Albany. However, the last two paragraphs simply restated the need for action without a single concrete first step. I agree. Oops! I just did the same thing.

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