Letters to the Editor Nov. 1, 2011

Del Norte Triplicate Readers

Letter writers mischaracterizing handling of Eileen Silvey case

Now let me get this right. The district attorney gets word at the last minute that Eileen Silvey might have an excuse for some of the food purchases she allegedly charged to the weatherization program and does the ethical thing and voluntarily dismisses them ("28 Senior Center charges dropped: 18 counts remain agains the former program manager." Oct. 25).

And letter-writers who support her say this is a bad, bad thing and Jon Alexander's a bad, bad man?

Oh, and this is Martha McClure's fault as well for being one of Senior Center Board members who has commented on this case?

And while we're killing the messenger, glad they didn't leave out the

Triplicate for doing its job and keeping the public informed. Like

someone once said, the best defense is a good offense. Or was it just

about being offensive?

Lost and obscured in their crocodile tear outcry is Ms. Silvey's

basically acknowledging by waiving her right to a preliminary hearing on

the same day that the DA had probable cause to charge her on 18 other

embezzlement and forgery felonies.

Once again, when you take a look behind the smoke and mirrors, you

see a DA that once again had the courage to do the right thing, no

matter how unpopular. You people supporting Eileen Silvey keep crying

out, "Shame, shame."

You really need to look in your mirrors.

Austin Larsen

Crescent City

Another fight between adults ruining a community event

This letter is in response to the article in the Thursday paper, "Chief looking to strengthen assault charge."

So here we go again with another fight between adults at a public function, this one in support of children, ironically.

My husband and I attended the deck party this year for the first time

in many years and it was the same thing. Its really a turn-off to show

up at these events thinking that you are going to have a fun time

socializing with your friends, only to find out that you have a handful

of people there that are just out to start trouble.

What's even more disappointing is that as parents we teach our

7-year-old son how to handle his anger and problems without resorting to

violence and we have adults that can't even manage to do that!

It is embarrassing to watch, rude to others and certainly not setting an example.

Amy Thomas

Crescent City

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