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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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February 16, 2019

A big shout-out to Alison Lord Stuart for her piece on voter IDs in Tuesday’s paper.

You are right on the “mark” regarding voter IDs. My husband and I have lived in many states, all of which required a voter ID at election time — until we came to North Carolina.

At each…

February 16, 2019

Last night (Monday, Feb. 11) I attended ECU baseball banquet in the new student union. There were almost 600 people there and they were treated to a great program.

Some facts that were revealed were that this team has a 3.44 grade point average which is the highest in the American Athletic…

February 14, 2019

Donald Trump once again exhibited his extreme ignorance, irrationality and intransigence in contradicting the analysis of his three top intelligence chiefs before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Jan. 29. It's hard to imagine how pompous a person must be to think he knows more than his FBI…

February 14, 2019

Mr. Kammerer's fine article on the Jones-Lee House (in The Daily Reflector on Sunday) highlights the urgent need to save one of the few remaining architectural structures of historic and aesthetic value left in our poor city.

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February 14, 2019

It's official. We just had the longest government shutdown in history over nothing.

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February 13, 2019

Title IX has been a positive thing except where men's programs have been canceled to create slots for women. You can call it Title IX "balance," but ECU has 11 women's sports and only nine for men. To create this disparity ECU added women's lacrosse. Last time I checked, the state of North Carolina…

February 13, 2019

From Lake Norman to the Outer Banks, boating has long been a cherished pastime for many families across North Carolina.

Yet while many are familiar with the personal benefits you experience during a day on the water, the important economic contributions of boating are lesser-known.

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February 12, 2019

Recently Courtney Patterson, a state NAACP leader, told a Greenville audience that the gains made by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are in jeopardy. He encouraged Americans to be vigilant in protecting these rights and to exercise the privilege of voting.

When Stacy…

February 11, 2019

I am tired of Democratic presidential hopefuls and their clean energy nonsense. Windmills and solar panels are generally a waste of time and money. Windmills don’t turn when there is no wind and solar panels don’t work when there is no sun. In each case the energy generated is DC, for…

February 10, 2019

If the legislature adopts the Carolina Cares plan advocated by Rep. Greg Murphy, hundreds of thousands of people will still be showing up at our hospitals without coverage, giving the hospitals the excuse to pad what they charge the rest of us in order to pay for treatment for the uncovered.…

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