A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:
On the proposed “Caylee’s Law”:
• ... no one should get away with not reporting their child missing. Wouldn’t this would be child neglect, if you neglect to notify someone that your child is missing? — April B.
• I say get “Caylee’s Law” — this country needs it for these parents who think they can wait to report their child missing — Vickie C.
• The justice system failed Caylee. I pray that Caylee’s Law will pass. R.I.P. Caylee — Debbie J.
• This is a reactionary law and it can have results that are bad that we cannot foresee so these laws should be shelved and examined later while people find another stupid story to get all hot and bothered over ... — Joe H.
• I still think they should make a law. You never know when someone is going to do this again, and we need to be prepared to deal with it — Sharon R.
• It may be rare, but if it would help one child, it would be worth it. Too bad it could not be retroactive then maybe they could find Casey guilty on something — Ruth S.
• I fear that we have become a society where we are guilty until proven innocent, where without a government stamp we are criminal. I, for one, would not jump to legislation just because less-than-truthful, overzealous “investigators/prosecutors” botched their job in Orlando. What other intrusions will be attached to this product of emotion? — Michael H.
On Bluefield’s enforcement of a barking dog ordinance:
• It’s about time. I use to live in Bluefield, Va., and barking dogs that no one would try to control were really a nuisance — Scott B.
• Bluefield has more problems than barking dogs — Tina P.
• Barking dogs are a huge problem in Bluefield. Too many people have no consideration for their neighbors, allowing their (mostly neglected) dogs to bark constantly, day and night — Andrea B.
• It has always been my position that keeping a dog from barking is like trying to keep the sun from shining, stupid — Tina S.