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Trust but verify when it come to Oro Valley Police


Trust – but verify

If indeed the Police Department gets a $12 million dollar check from Oro Valley - shouldn't someone question the direction that our money travels without being accused of not trusting the Police Chief, or the Police Department? Believe me, the taxpayers of Oro Valley sincerely hope that someone is watching the cookie jar. Remember, even President Reagan said, many times - "Trust---but Verify".

Mr. Zinkin may seem to have an abrasive personality to some, but every political board in America needs a firebrand.

Why is there an outcry against this man - When he missed being our Mayor by only 30 votes? Is everybody supposed to have a personality like the go along to get along crowd?

Then there is this stupid three stooges outcry about his so called "Hit & Run". Give us a break. So you are in a parking lot, backing up, and you tap another car. You get out to inspect and there is no damage. None to the tapped car. Before going home, the owner of the car even verified there was no damage. You drive home and are charged with a hit and run. What next?

If the Mayor and his go alongs want all yes men and milk toasts to play with spoons, then all of a sudden this town starts getting the half baked proposals like raising our property taxes or the stupid pearl that one candidate came up with , "Town fees on golf carts". Hellooo!

Take a breath people. Our great country has even had presidents who were outspoken firebrands, and we've done just fine.

I recall when President Truman threatened to punch a reporter in the nose if he ever saw him on the street because the man criticized his daughters’ piano playing. No recall ever mentioned!

Fred Stupp

Oro Valley