letters to the editor
Cupid was provoked by Cobb police, so review is justified
DEAR EDITORS: Regarding the litany of letters demonizing Commissioner Lisa Cupid over Cobb Police policy questions, let’s all try to keep our eye on the ball and look at the bigger point. Cupid was...
August 26, 2015 12:23 AM | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid, Frank stories are keeping ‘apology fest’ going
DEAR EDITOR: Is too much ever enough? Looking at the 24/7 continuing coverage of the Lisa Cupid fiasco and the Leo Frank saga, one would have to conclude that no, it isn’t. The Cupid affair seems t...
August 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘For every badge, there is a person, family and friends behind it who care’
DEAR EDITOR: On July 14, Commissioner Lisa Cupid had an encounter with an undercover unit of the Cobb Police Department. This experience was distressing to the Commissioner. On behalf of Cobb Count...
August 23, 2015 12:48 AM | 12 12 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid ‘an excellent role model’ as commissioner
DEAR EDITOR: I have been following the overly dramatized version of Ms. Cupid’s encounter with the local police force with genuine dismay. It seems our local newspaper and “forces that be” have dec...
August 23, 2015 12:46 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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More growth will be good for west Cobb
DEAR EDITOR: I recently read in Around Town about a potential recall of west Cobb Commissioner Bob Weatherford. I am compelled to address this nonsense. I have lived in west Cobb almost all of my l...
August 21, 2015 12:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid using position to vilify police, play race card
DEAR EDITOR: As a woman concerned about the safety of our community, I want to add my voice to the debacle created by Commissioner Lisa Cupid. Politically motivated Cupid has used her position to v...
August 21, 2015 12:12 AM | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid deserves public’s thanks
DEAR EDITOR: In Dick Yarbrough’s column of Aug. 8, the following information was printed: “The car, with a defective headlight, followed her (Commissioner Cupid) into her neighborhood. “She took a ...
August 20, 2015 12:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid’s police review board request nothing extraordinary
DEAR EDITOR: I have read with interest Commissioner Lisa Cupid’s call for the creation of a Citizen’s Advisory Board to explore police community interactions and the overwhelming opposition to such...
August 18, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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No need for Cupid apology, since Weatherford is ‘an oppressor’
DEAR EDITOR: Cobb Commissioner Lisa Cupid has brought up the possibly of an “Independent Citizens Advisor Committee.” In contrast, Commissioner Bob Weatherford thinks she owes police an apology. I ...
August 16, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Story wrong: Social Security in fine shape
DEAR EDITOR: The following addresses the recent Associated Press article (“Overhaul time”) in the MDJ concerning Social Security. It is my belief the author had little understanding of the financia...
August 27, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid should apologize
DEAR EDITOR: It appears that Commissioner Lisa Cupid is now trying to deflect her real issue by making a lot of commotion and a smokescreen about needing to create a Citizen’s Police Advisory Board...
August 26, 2015 12:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid’s plight ‘like George Zimmerman all over again’
DEAR EDITOR: Thanks to: Forrest Smith and Pax Riddle for their enlightening letters to the editor about Commissioner Lisa Cupid’s plight against all the harsh criticism led by her rabid Republican ...
August 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Logic, proof in short supply so far in Cupid affair
DEAR EDITOR: As a student of the law, surely Commissioner Cupid has been taught that the fundamental principle of law is the presentation of evidence to a judge or jury to prove a case and achieve ...
August 23, 2015 12:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid should end vendetta
DEAR EDITOR: This is the first time I have written a letter to any news media, but I feel it is time to speak up and be counted. How much longer are we to endure the whining of Lisa Cupid? The Cobb...
August 23, 2015 12:45 AM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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BRT won’t help commuters
DEAR EDITOR: I am amazed at the MDJ running multiple articles on the public comments on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit project. While I am pleased to see that the “Nays” now outnumber the “Yeas,” I...
August 21, 2015 12:10 AM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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How’d officer know Cupid wasn’t white?
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Keith Watkins letter, “No need for Cupid apology, since Weatherford is ‘an oppressor,’” Sunday’s MDJ My suggestion to Mr. Watkins is that — God forbid he is ever mugged, beaten, ro...
August 20, 2015 12:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid wrong to ‘hide’ behind PR spokesman
DEAR EDITOR: Thanks to Dick Yarbrough for the excellent article he recently wrote concerning the Lisa Cupid incident. I would like to first say, I am one of Ms. Cupid’s constituents. Until his colu...
August 18, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents weigh lawsuit vs. Weatherford over rezoning
DEAR EDITOR: Residents of West Cobb are not happy with a recent rezoning decision handed down by the Cobb Board of Commissioners. Fostered by the new District 1 Commissioner, Robert Weatherford, th...
August 16, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Childhood hunger solvable
DEAR EDITOR: Summer is the hungriest time of year for many kids from low-income families in Georgia. When schools close, school meals disappear and summers can turn into a time of hunger and anxiet...
August 14, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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