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Drug raids were not productive

May 8, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: As a resident of Warren for 20 years, I have been part of the downward spiral the drugs have brought to the tow....

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May-11-13 3:10 PM

I can't say I get your point Alexis because I don't. Usually it's the crook who is responsible for harm to the family, maybe you saw something the rest of us missed.

I do agree these raids served no real purpose other than to disrupt operations temporarily. Addicts saw no break in their ability to get drugs, and another crew started getting all the action.

Because there are always rival groups of thugs, you only capture the group buying & selling between themselves when you tap phones. The crew not associated with Detroit boys never broke stride!

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May-11-13 2:37 PM

Alexis, you admit that you are part of the problem then continue on to complain about the recent actions to try to solve the problem? Ridiculous!

Families are torn apart by DRUGS, not drug raids!

Fear is a daily response to DRUG ADDICTS, not drug raids.

Drugs create crime, not drug raids.

Drugs ruin lives, not drug raids.

Stop being a part of the problem and go back to school, go back to work, go back to church. And make yourself part of the solution.


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May-11-13 10:48 AM

As I see it the problem here is that the letter writer is most likely a voter. There in is your basic problem, an uneducated, morally inept downright ignorant segment of your population.

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May-11-13 3:49 AM

The only way drug raids like this are productive is if they are swift and many. If you only arrest a few at a time, the town still has suppliers and dealers. If you take as many of them as you can out at once, it makes a bigger impact. Furthermore, a parent may be arrested and incarcerated for dealing drugs, which naturally hurts a child's feelings. But, if the child was living with that dealing parent, they were being put at risk. If they weren't living with the dealing parent and completely isolated from the drug activity, then chances are they weren't seeing that dealing parent very much to begin with.... drug dealing is a more than full-time job when you have feigns calling you at all hours of the night.

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May-10-13 6:46 AM

Alexis. What have you been drinking or using.

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May-09-13 9:33 AM

So, the young children were not affected by the drug deals and drug use going on in these homes but they were affected by the police arresting those doing the crimes????? How do the police deal with this mentality on a daily basis?

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May-08-13 10:48 PM

I can not help sometimes to be amazed at the comments and letters the trib prints. Honestly, this lady thinks the RAID ripped families apart. Hmmm, I guess it had nothing to do with the fact that these so called families were dealing drugs in the first place. Hmmmm, maybe if they were not CREATING the family enviroment they did, there would be no families torn apart. Stop dealing drugs, then your family is safe from the raids. Also, IF there were true family members who cared about the family, they would have kicked the drug pushers out. The raids did not tear any family apart, the lack of family morals, obligations and structure are what tore them apart. If they had those three things, you would not see drugs involved.

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May-08-13 6:50 PM

Pretty obvious where the letter writer is coming from.

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May-08-13 3:10 PM

If you have nothing to be guilty of you have nothing to fear from the police. if you feel this way that this has torn family’s apart trying being on the receiving end of these people that i wish could all be put away permanently. Tell you what, if you have that much fear of the police and being associated to these people then maybe you should move and relocate where you don’t have to worry that much about it. I am willing to bet the rest of us won't mind a bit if everyone associated to these "explicit" morons moves the heck out of town and far away. just my 2 cents.

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May-08-13 9:49 AM

Each and every drug dealer arrested and taken off the street is a positive, try them, convict them and incarcerate them!

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May-08-13 8:51 AM

Let's just hope that wasn't just a political show with little or no follow up. We must keep the pressure on drug dealers or Warren will be no longer.

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May-08-13 8:04 AM

I think arrests should be made on a daily basis. Perhaps the knowledge that our communities arent going to sit back and let drug activity happen without consequences would be a good thing. I also think we need more awareness programs both in the schools and in the community.As for your comments about families being torn apart...SO? The family members being arrested obviously had no concern for their loved ones or they would not be doing something to get into trouble with the law. I'll save my sympathy for others more deserving.

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May-08-13 6:24 AM

Are you kidding?? The drug raids have torn apart families? The drug raids created chaos and hysteria? Think again on that!! Crack, ******, and other drugs are the real culprits!! Have you read the police blotters lately?

You cannot be serious to think and say publicly that drug raids should be done a little at a time ... perhaps we should request them announced publicly 48hrs prior also?

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May-08-13 4:05 AM

Yeah, if they did it a little at a time it wouldn't be dry in Warren. In a few weeks they'll break it all out and business as usual. LOL

There was over a hundred arrests. Not hundreds. : )

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