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Friday, July 6, 2018

Do you think the Capital Gazette whose publishers ranted and raved about their dedication to the public should have realized that alleged mass murderer Jarrod Ramos was mentally unstable to say the least?

They should have called the first available psychologist or psychiatrist to assist them, or at least a local physician with experience in handling psychotics such as a prison doctor like myself — a retired old-time family doctor in Appalachia for 55 years.

Harassing between the press and any individual that goes on for weeks, months or even a year is insanity by itself, in my opinion. And since when is a sheriff or a forensic pathologist like Michael Baden a substitute in a situation where freedom of the press is at stake?

First off, as related indirectly to this matter as well, I want to congratulate the editor and publishers of The Daily Reflector for their efforts to print both sides of the current political strife and thus take a big step in reducing the possibility of the mentally ill, children and the uneducated to take matters into their own hands.

Unfortunately, once again, the criminal justice system along with a whole host of defense attorneys will will spend all their time searching for motives and rich sources to sue while little is done to set real preventive measures such reducing bullying of the learning disabled in schools and promptly calling mental health professionals whenever these episodes occur.

Robert Piat

Winterville

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July 18, 2018

I thank The Reflector for Tom Campbell's piece in the July 7 edition, "Civic Clubs Offer Path to Community Pride."

Indeed they do. And I can speak from experience since I joined Kiwanis Club of Greenville eight years ago and have felt rewarded many fold. A woman I was courting and later married was…

July 17, 2018

I would like to thank you for the July 13th editorial, “Congress unwilling to address federal spending.” It accurately points out the dangerous fiscal path down which our country is headed.

As the editorial notes, within 10 years the federal government will annually spend more on…

July 15, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is the wrong choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. If he is confirmed to the Supreme Court, everything that we hold dear as a nation will be at stake.

From a protecting a woman’s right to choose to dismantling the Affordable Care Act, Kavanaugh could…

July 15, 2018

The recent article about State Treasurer Dale Folwell and the ECU Physicians-Vidant Health merger perplexes me.

I’m not a health care professional, business executive or attorney— just a North Carolina taxpayer. So maybe I’m dense or ill informed. But why did the article say…

July 12, 2018

A president under investigation for colluding with a foreign power (and known enemy of the United States) should not be allowed to appoint Supreme Court justices.

When that president picks a nominee who has stated that sitting president should not be subject to indictment nor subjected to civil…

July 12, 2018

From time to time the idea of a pedestrian bridge across the Tar River to River Park North is mentioned. For example, a Reflector article in 2016 estimated the price of such a bridge at $7 million-$20 million dollars! That price tag scares many citizens off. That's a shame because River Park North…

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July 11, 2018

I have a theory that a couple of the daily Bless Your Heart contributors are the same Looney Tunes that respond on reflector.com. I can’t be sure because they hide under anonymity. For example is the BYH that there was no federal law that required or suggested family separation before…

July 10, 2018

There is a lot of misinformation regarding single-payer health plans, and Albert Hunt’s column in the Sunday Daily Reflector did nothing to clear the air. His remarks regarding the health care system were both inaccurate and off the mark. Hunt referred to the proposed single-payer system as…

July 08, 2018

Amid the headlines of migrant children being separated from their parents and guardians, there is the stark reality of human beings wrenched from each other. When it is your neighbor, co-worker, or fellow church member, then it becomes “up close and personal.” Maybe that’s…

July 07, 2018

I just saw Walter B. Jones’ Facebook post congratulating himself for participating in Kinston's naturalization ceremony. He was very quick to stress how proud he was of people going "through the legal process" of becoming a citizen.

So my question for him, and for my other representatives:…

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