Almost every day The Bee has letters to the editor renouncing the war in Iraq, calling our president a liar, citing the deaths and violence in Iraq, and demanding withdrawal of our military from Iraq. I do not see as many letters condemning the violence, shootings and criminal activities in Modesto and surrounding communities.
Iraq is a war zone; what is Modesto, a criminals-gone-wild zone? According to The Bee, there have been more than 20 gang-related shootings in Modesto this year. When will law enforcement agencies make our communities a safer place? It is very discouraging to me to see so much negativity toward the efforts to stop terrorism and not the same mind- set to stop criminal activities in our local communities.