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Letters to the Editor April 20, 2013

No good reason Crowell is still head of Probation

I feel it is a bunch of crap that Thomas Crowell basically got away with embezzling money from the Law Enforcement Administrators of Del Norte County (“Crowell reaches a plea bargain,” April 11).

 If anybody else in this town did that, they’d be sent to prison. Why is District Attorney Jon Alexander facing disbarment for helping someone, but Tom Crowell is still the head of Probation?

This town needs to be thoroughly investigated, this is asinine.

Tony Jacomella, Crescent City

Please take time to fill out health survey

Sometime during the week, you should receive The Community Health and Wellness Survey in your mailbox. The questions asked were formulated by a local consortium guided by the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University, and are framed specifically for information useful for Del Norte and adjacent tribal lands.

If we are to make policy decisions that will lead us to healthier individuals, families and communities, your participation in this process is essential. Please take the time to complete and return the survey using the stamped, self-addressed envelope included.

There are no “right” or “wrong” answers. All information provided is anonymous and will be used to help determine what types of services are necessary locally to improve community health. Thoughtful, accurate answers are needed for us to make meaningful decisions that will lead you, your family, and the community around you towards a healthier tomorrow.

Your local Health Care District is a proud sponsor of this effort. As chairman, I request your participation in this project.

Clarke Moore, Crescent City

Cronyism let Crowell off with misdemeanor plea

Pinch me! When will we, the public, cry “enough!”? 

Again, a double-standard applied for one of their own. A $661 fine and “pseudo probation” (“Crowell reaches a plea bargain,” April 11). Give me a break.

It’s not that I’m a head hunter, but let a member of the public get even a minor traffic citation and you’ll pay close to Mr. Crowell’s fine. Then I guarantee it will stay on your DMV record for years. Yet his embezzlement will be wiped out, a clean slate. 

This corruption, or should I say “cronyism,” makes me sick. Am I alone?

James Snow, Crescent City

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