To the Editor:
Reading KDH opinions, 28 April, I was perplexed to see the attack on the mayor, who is a minor player in the hearing for a dismissed city employee.
He made the mistake of being open in his perception as to how the hearings were being conducted.
First off, I and others who are honest enough to admit their ignorance of such matters, cannot believe the level of graft, corruption, chicanery and outright thievery that has polluted our city.
We have come to expect such behavior from large cesspools like Detroit, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Newark, Atlanta, or other major metropolises where crooks have take control of city government, but when the foul behavior infests Killeen, you are talking about my money and I want it fixed.
I also want the crooks out, and if appropriate, prosecuted.
Now having said that, the question remains; isn’t that what every honest resident wants? Not according to the vicious and outright slanderous attack on the integrity and motive of the mayor and city manager.
According to one (letter) writer, who I have chosen not to mention by name, this is purely an example of “ethnic cleansing.”
Yes that was the exact term, a term used when one group decides the presence of one ethnic group is not welcome and decides to remove the unwanted group from an institution or geographical area.
I believe I first heard that expression in reference to Nazis removing Jews from all of Europe. That does not seem to fit the current actions, unless the cleansed group is exclusively represented in the criminal, incompetent or corrupt element for which the city and its residents seek remediation and justice.
Fellow residents of Killeen, don’t tolerate crime and incompetence simply because you don’t want to offend the perpetrators.