I read the article in The Telegraph on Sunday, June 7. The article was about panhandling going on in the city of Macon. I read where the man over Macon, I forget his name right now, said panhandling is down. Well I want to assure him, it’s not. Just this year it has been happening to me and my husband. I shop in Macon all the time. I go shopping by myself in Macon and panhandlers are always trying to ask for money from me in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart on Harrison Road. They have even come in the store and asked me for money. I went straight to management to let them know. It has happened at the Harbor Freight store to me and my husband multiple times. I have watched the manager chase them out of the store because customers are complaining.
You see them sitting or standing, waiting as you pass by. They are always sitting at the Spring Street exit. So if someone said panhandling is down in Macon, they need glasses.
-- Angela Adams
I cry for those who die
I am not African, Asian or European. I am not Christian, Jew or freedom-loving Muslim. I am all of the above but first and last of all I am an American.
I live in a society that has a freely elected government that is governed by a constitution. I see men and boys who live just a short distance away kill each without remorse.
When a policeman kills someone in the line of duty they call that officer of the law a murderer. Why do they not cry when one of their own is murdered by one of their neighbors? Why do they not support the lawmen who try to protect our lives and homes at great risk to themselves and their own families?
If that officer is wrong, then he will be punished just as you and I would be. You are born with love but must learn hate. Do not confuse the two.
-- Brian T. Reid Sr.