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Dear Editor, It is about time the Governor did something about those rogue highway patrolmen who continuously think they can get by with anything they want to. [“‘There was no high-speed chase,’” by Ogi Overman, July 14, 2010] Many have gotten away with having sex in their patrol cars, beating an innocent animal and driving at incredible speeds costing innocent people their lives. Rules should have been implemented a long time ago; those officers need to be terminated for good. There should also be changes at the top as it is apparent the leadership at the top are not going to do anything about their behavior. In my honest opinion, the leaders at the top should be terminated too.

These highway patrolman are supposed to set an example for the rest of us citizens, not embarrass us with the way they run rogue and their superiors let them get by with it with a slap on the wrist. It really amazes me how selfish these officers tend to be thinking they can just run around anyway they see fit.

From my understanding, the governor has taken action against those officers by implementing new rules which specify zero tolerance for those officers who will not obey the rules of their profession. And it is about time, too.

Sincerely, Steven M. Shelton, Greensboro Editor’s note: NC Highway Patrol commander Col. Randy Glover announced his retirement on July 16, following a closed-door meeting with Gov. Beverly Perdue.


Editor: Manhandling fellow human beings is for the movies or non-club members — blasting opposing elective leaders is a sick and misguided reality [“White House vs. Boy Scouts, Part 3” by Chuck Norris, July 14, 2010].

Attacking the country’s current elected president is indicative of a personal disrespect for our Constitution and elective process.

Before proudly listing the former presidents and their association with the Boy Scouts of America, when at the same time lambasting President Barack Obama for his absence, maybe you would do well to research how inclusive or exclusive the Boy Scouts of America has been in the past. Until recently, many Americans were permitted to serve at jamborees but not attend.

Just thought you might like to know! Or do you? Al Campbell, High Point