Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Columns

April 29, 2013

Crack, prostitutes, punishment, more

— — A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:

On a story about a McDowell County man who tried to buy crack from troopers during a drug bust:

• He deserves to me on America’s Most Ignorant if you ask me. LOL — Tammy J.

• Toooooo funny! — Chris G.

• I have heard of Kmart having a blue-light special, didn’t know dealers had blue-light specials. LOL — Kayla J.

• LMAO — Micole B

• Now I know where the term crackhead comes from. LOL — Cynthia C.

On a story about spring bringing an increase in prostitution:

• Want to catch them? One, go undercover in mining stripes. Two, drive from Bluewell to Welch. I’ve seen four or five trying to stop me. Would love to get them off the streets — Greg B.

• It takes two to complete a transaction — Gene B.

On a question asking when you eat your first meal of the day, and what you eat for breakfast:

• Hot dogs from the Graham Mart in Bluefield, Va.! — Matt T.

• Eggs or granola cereal — April B.

On a story about puppy and kitten season crowding the Mercer County Animal Shelter:

• It’s sad that the programs aren’t being used to help with this problem. Mercer County Spay Association will help with the cost of spaying and neutering. It starts at home with the owners. Such a waste of a blessing in life to see them go to the shelters and be put down due to overcrowding — Sunshine G.

• Deadbeat pet owners need to be fined if they don’t get their animals fixed. This is the only answer to overcrowding of shelters — Bev D.

On a poll question asking how you would rate the prostitution problem in the region:

• I believe that publishing the pictures of both the prostitutes and their johns would go a long way in resolving this problem Also, get the cops out of their cars and have them do foot patrols all along Mercer Street and the surrounding streets — Bill S.

• It is bad where I live. I can see these women walk and it upsets me that the police don’t police my neighborhood more often. And talk about drugs, I can watch out my bedroom window and see money exchanged for drugs every day. Come on police, I want to live in a safe home and not lock myself in for fear — Carrie P.

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