Too much garbage
About the trash - I would like to send a message to the people. Especially to the ones who are throwing trash on our streets, and are ignoring the trash that is by the bus benches, and all along the sidewalks of our city.
I have seen trash thrown into the bushes and behind the propane tank cages on Albertsons' sidewalks. It is very, very disgusting when I walk and find trash all over the city. So I was wondering who is supposed to clean up the trash? God bless and power to the cleanup people.
JOYCE RUCKS, Boise
No laughing matter
Woody Allen had a joke: "As soon as my parents realized I'd been kidnapped, they sprang into action and rented out my room."
Some things our government does would be equally funny if its behavior was not so sad and corrupt. A recent example might go something like this: "As soon as our government realized that there was a serious animal cruelty issue being exposed at some of our major food processing centers, they sprang into action and passed legislation to make it a federal crime (domestic terrorism) to covertly videotape activities inside a private corporation."
Their laughable logic: "Animal cruelty is prolonged while the video is being prepared for public exposure because the matter is not brought directly to the proper law enforcement agencies that could immediately remedy the situation."
Who loves ya, baby!
BRUCE BOATNER, Meridian
The Statesman's Cynthia Sewell's recent article concerning the justified police shooting of a Kuna suspect was disturbing. She included the names of all officers involved. Was that necessary?
Was it necessary to specify the number of times the suspect was shot, and the various body parts that were hit?
Most disturbing was the end of her report in which she identified two of these officers who, in previous years, had been involved in unrelated shootings. What was the purpose other than to falsely imply that these officers are somehow unprofessional? It suggests that Ms. Sewell might have an anti-police bias.
BOB HANSON, Boise
Consider the source
In the Monday, March 25, letters to the editor, I started reading a letter with the headline, "America turning into ..."
As I reached the end of the first paragraph I looked down at the name and why, of course, it was Idaho's most famous comedian, Dano Savino.
He, of course, makes the top 10 on my list of people and issues that I, as a lifetime resident of Idaho, am embarrassed by ... Helen Chenoweth, "Salmon aren't endangered ... you can buy cans of it at the grocery"; white supremacy in Northern Idaho; Butch Otter; anti-gay mentalities; opposition to medical pot.
Keep entertaining us, Mr. Savino, good for a laugh, Oh, and God bless you too.
LILLI CUSSINS, Boise
People shouldn't live in such conditions
I am writing to you to bring to light the deplorable conditions that dairy workers are made to live in.
When we moved into a trailer, the inside was broken down and in need of fixing except for new vinyl windows that were not sealed. Plywood was needed so we wouldn't go through the bathroom floor.
The kitchen sink drained out of an open pipe directed to run underneath the porch. Half of the trailer did not have electricity. Holes were hidden under carpet and very apparent when you walked across it. I accidentally put my foot through one when the board placed over it had broken.
Why do dairy owners expect their workers to live in something that they are not willing to set foot in?
I believe that every home a dairy supplies for their workers should be good enough for the owners to live in. There is one dairy outside Wendell that charges up to $650 for one of the houses supplied for workers. This house is not maintained by the owner, but is left to the responsibility of the worker living there without compensation returned.
BRENDA AGUAYO, Wendell