LETTER: Old-school fixes needed for ‘big-city’ problems

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Editor: I would like to comment on the big-city problems land in Chatham (“Big-city problems land in Chatham,” in the March 21 Voice). I am going to lay it out to everyone without being politically correct.

You see these teenage swarmings happen because, thanks to our laws, discipline in our schools doesn’t exist anymore. The old saying goes, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” They suffer no consequences of their bad actions.

Today a kid could charge the parents for assault if they wanted to.

As for the homeless, I see daily these people walking, riding their bikes – they have tattoos, cell phones, new shoes, but don’t work. I’m talking about 20-30 somethings that look like they’re capable of working. It’s pure laziness.

Why can’t they, for example, sit on the back of a planter during planting season and plant tomatoes?

In closing, I hope that I didn’t offend anyone.

Dave Prokop

Blenheim

Editor’s Note: The homeless we here at The Voice see on our streets as we move about Chatham don’t seem to have new shoes or cellphones. A fair number seem to have mental health and/or addiction issues.

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