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  • Respect police officers

    Re April 15 article Veteran cop granted bond in U.S. drug-running case: Being a real cop isn’t something you do, it’s something you are. So we take it personally when we lose a fellow cop and when we are unfairly tainted. When a cop does wrong, as we know, cop bashers will use it to attempt to tarnish the profession. The bad acts of an individual cop do not and should not represent the profession any more than the bad acts of a civilian criminal should define their race or ethnicity. Serving and protecting comes at a high price. Each year about 60,000 assaults on cops occur resulting in about 16,000 injuries. On average this past decade, 160 cops died yearly in the line of duty just doing their jobs. Yes, the 160 may make the news but the 16,000 and 60,000 do not.

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    Downtown Miami needs a grand entrance

    Miami has one last chance to create a grand entrance to the city.

  • Bay of Pigs at 53

    One of their American trainers, multidecorated WWII and Korea veteran Grayston Lynch, called the Bay of Pigs freedom fighters, “brave boys who mostly had never before fired a shot in anger.”

  • Get involved to protect children

    Re Nick Hados’ letter, Help foster children, I was a Guardian ad Litem for four years. For personal reasons, I retired from the program a few years ago. After reading the Miami Herald’s series Innocents lost and realizing how many children died because of a shortage of child advocates, I felt a strong need to return to the program. I just completed re-training (in Broward) and expect to get a case within the next few days.

  • The readers’ forum

    Miami Dade College has critical unmet financial needs

    The recent exchange of words between the president of Miami Dade College and some members of the Miami-Dade legislative delegation was unfortunate, but it has focused our community’s attention on the critical unmet financial needs of MDC. I’m confident that our legislative leaders will rise above the fray and do what is right for our community.

  • Go Heat, but . . .

    Your April 17 story The Heat Unites Us was very optimistic, and that is admirable and to be expected for journalists at a local newspaper like Miami Herald.

  • Restore libraries

    There’s an important perspective to be added to the April 11 article Without more tax dollars, Miami-Dade library system would fire more than half its full-time staff.

  • An ACA believer

    In 2002 I was diagnosed with a condition. At that time, I was covered by the insurance provided through my job.

  • Multimedia

  • Tax dollars misspent

    I’m unhappy to learn that 40 cents of every one of my 2013 federal tax dollars went to fund current ...

  • Miami High must improve its scores

    Re the April 11 article, Miami High restored as resplendent castle of learning: I find it outrageous that $...

  • Research primates abuse

    As opposing parties duke it out in court over the use of primates in research, we urge people not to lose s...

  • Driving etiquette

    I’ve long felt that teaching “defensive driving,” however well intended, was a poor ch...

  • Erosion of rights

    The only important piece of information left out of the April 13 article, Lawmakers should learn from Padr&...

  • Revoke bond

    Once again special treatment is accorded to those who are supposed to "Serve and Protect."

  • Prepare for hurricanes

    Re the April 16 story, Chastened forecasters look deeper: Although the forecast for the 2014 hurricane seas...

  • Misplaced priorities

    Re the April 11 article, For Miami-Dade County, a dispute over potty breaks for voters:

  • The readers’ forum

    Educating youth on financial responsibility

    As part of our ongoing legislative priorities for the 2014 Legislative Session, the Florida Credit Union As...

  • Defensive driving “with friends”

    When driving I have been practicing a laissez-faire attitude for many years now since it is totally useless...

  • Let’s go, library team

    Re the April 11 article, Library would fire over half of full-timers: Oh, goody, let’s fire 56 perce...

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