Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Taking Exception

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Taking Exception

A timely commentary on gang violence by U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (Democrat) in your May 30 issue (“Preventing Gang Violence”) – coincidentally appearing against a backdrop of the contretemps over Fairfax County Sheriff Kincaid (Democrat) terminating an agreement with ICE. He expatiates on local gang activity while contriving not once to mention the extremely-hard-to-pronounce word “illegal,” which does not appear to be in Democrats' vocabulary. According to Mr. Connolly, the President suggests that we “cannot allow immigrants into our country and maintain security.” Political nonsense, and Mr. Connolly knows it.

“We must take a well-rounded, holistic approach to community safety,” Mr. Connolly intones, which, of course, means him lunging for more taxpayers’ money to be thrown at the problem ($18 million this time around). As if ….

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he sagely counsels. Hard to disagree, but where does Mr. Connolly believe the current gang-violence problem originates?

Harry Locock