LETTERS to the editor 


I was brought to Charleston by my employer after Hurricane Katrina. Before the hurricane, I spent years living in New Orleans, a city that boasts the most reviled police department in the country. Living in Uptown N.O., I had a close-up, daily view of the NOPD.

In my opinion, cops in Charleston County — whether downtown cops, North Charleston, Charleston County, whatever — are far worse. You all are living in a police state. I have never seen or experienced such a fixation on petty citations, arrests, and general harassment by public officials.

Thank you to Will Moredock and Jack Hunter for articulating the frustrations many of us feel about dealing with these petty tyrants and their masters in local government.

Jared Emery


Thanks to Elizabeth Welch for her letter regarding Arthur Ravenel, Jr. ("Ravenel's a Dying Breed," June 9)

I also have known Arthur Ravenel for over 50 years. In as much as Ms. Welch put into words my thoughts condemning Will Moredock, I will not repeat them! I have always felt so fortunate to know a man like Arthur Ravenel, a true gentleman!

If it were up to me, I'd make Will Moredock take a row boat or travel 526 to wherever he may need to be in Charleston or Mt. Pleasant and ban him from crossing that glorious bridge bearing the name of the man who made it possible for it to be built!

Thank you, Arthur, for all you've done for Charleston, and I hope you will continue serving your community for many years to come, and thank you again Elizabeth Welch.

P.S. Remember, no good deed goes unpunished!

Betty H. Lancer
Sullivan's Island

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