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As a former journalism student, I am well aware of our First Amendment and the protection it provides to our media. It is important to be reminded that with this protected freedom comes the commensurate responsibility to be fair. In your July 22 editorial, “Judge’s snub illustrates challenges that city faces,” you missed the perfect opportunity to take a step back and analyze if Judge Woelfel’s prejudices were accurate. Instead, you propagated the same “shoot from the hip” journalism that surrounds us each day in print and on the airwaves.
I don’t have the answers today. I can’t tell you if Sunbury’s crime rates are higher than other communities or if its streets are more dangerous, but a quick perusal through police reports from area departments will show you that gang infiltration, drug abuse and associated crime is not a Sunbury problem it is a regional problem. As a resident, shopper and diner of downtown Sunbury, I can agree that Sunbury does have its challenges, but I am confident that our elected officials and police department are focusing their resources on making the city a safe and desirable place to live and do business.
I was hoping The Daily Item would take a cheap jerseys thoughtful look at Judge Woelfel’s comments and investigate their accuracy; instead it provided fodder for a cheap shot editorial. As I said earlier, Sunbury has its challenges, I just hope that a newspaper unwilling to take a balanced look doesn’t become one of them.