Alibi V.25 No.3 • Jan 21-27, 2016 

Letters

APD Overtime Pay Uncalled For

Dear Alibi,

I don't want to hear Mayor Berry or Police Chief Eden use the low level of manpower as an excuse anymore for high crime, poor response time or lack of neighborhood patrolling. With the $11,000,000 in paid overtime to APD last year, the city could have hired at least 87 new officers. I base this on a salary of $56,000 and $15,000 a year in benefits. Is APD more interested in padding take home pay than serving and protecting?

Jeffrey Paul

Discussing “Toward a Peaceful Life in Burque”

Dear Alibi,

Legalize marijuana.

Tax it.

Properly staff, train and support our APD.

There is your peace. With a side a revenue to boot.

Have a great day!

Magan

Response to “Desert Bigfoot” Online Exclusive

Dear Alibi,

“Photographic proof that I found on the internet of the existence of Yucca Man”

Photographs are not proof; DNA from hair samples, or even better capturing a specimen would be proof. Until then there is no evidence that Yucca Man exists. To quote Issac Asimov, “I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.”

Willie Kay via alibi.com

Response to “Desert Bigfoot” Online Exclusive

Dear Alibi,

Big feet are seen in so many places, some without thick growths of forest to disappear into almost proves they are aliens, interdimentional or time travelers able to disappear at will! Or they would have been shot or captured by now.

Thomas Buyea via alibi.com
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