What should Bealefeld call criminals?

April 05, 2010

I am befuddled and confused about the the responses to Police Commissioner Federick H. Bealefeld III's referring to criminal as "idiots" and "morons." What is the problem with being honest? What would you have him call the people who commit crimes, use guns and destroy property and lives? "Idiot" and "moron" are not racially inflamatory words, nor are they politically incorrect. They are the descriptive adjectives one uses when you are fed up with ridiculous behaviors. Rest assured that if one of Bealefeld's detractors was the victim of a crime, the perpetrators would not be called "idiots and morons" but rather something much more obscene.

Keep talking, commissioner, until someone listens and takes heed.

Lorraine Brown

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