It’s no jok­ing mat­ter

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

I do not un­der­stand why Don­ald Trump was elected pres­i­dent. Is it just me, or does any­body else have a con­science? How in the world would a pres­i­dent of the United States en­cour­age po­lice of­fi­cers to bru­tal­ize peo­ple that they ar­rest? And Don­ald Trump thinks it is a joke. It’s not a joke. Crime is out of con­trol! Arkansas is on the verge of be­com­ing like the south side of Chicago, Ill. I am in­volved in my com­mu­nity be­cause I lis­ten. Do you know that some peo­ple are call­ing their com­mu­ni­ties “Lit­tle Iraq,” Ark.?

This should be a wake-up call that peo­ple should get in­volved in their com­mu­ni­ties. Our lead­ers need to do their jobs and get our ed­u­ca­tional sys­tem out of a mess and cre­ate more jobs for the young peo­ple. There are more young peo­ple hang­ing out on the street be­cause no­body will give them a job. I’m not go­ing to sug­ar­coat it. I be­lieve this is how the sys­tem is set up: Once a young per­son of color grad­u­ates from high school, the hid­den agenda is to keep them down and out on the street by not giv­ing them a chance of get­ting a job. Arkansas should be ashamed. MARQUITTA J. CORBIN Con­way

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