The Times Leader posts its editorials first at timesleader.com and facebook.com/timesleader. Here’s reaction to today’s editorial.
• Bob Surridge: You might also mention that in the early 1900s most of the Valley’s problems were blamed on what the newspapers called “foreigners.” Most of us are the grandchildren of those dreaded “foreigners.” How soon we forget the past and turn the blame on the next group of newcomers.
• Sue McDermott: Obviously the dynamics in Wilkes-Barre are totally different than 100 years ago. Give us the last 10-year stats.
• Jennifer Warman: Here is my opinion. I would like for the writer of this (editorial) to move to Sherman Hills. He/she must bring all family members (children included). Then you will be qualified to give your opinion. By the way, 1916? You really are an idiot.
• Steve Shovlin: Wilkes-Barre wanted to fill up all the Section 8 housing. So they did. And now it’s too late.
• Deb Payson: How about a comparison of white collar crime, corruption charges, etc., versus violent crimes? I would like to see those numbers.
• Jim Watkinson: Deb, that’s always been the case. Dan Flood No. 1 culprit, but they name stuff for him. As for violence, anybody remember George Banks, 1982?
• Lisa Whitaker: Why do we need to blame anyone or thing? The person is responsible for his/her actions, so blame the person, not where they’re from.