Letters Tax Day 2015

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What is legal?

    On a recent local TV news cast, a Bedford Co. lady was given a ticket by a Bedford Co Sheriff’s deputy for driving a car with tinted windows.
    A few weeks later, a recent story in the Bedford Bulletin featured a story about two police cars being wrapped in purple to highlight domestic violence. To the best of my knowledge, to put a wrap on the body of a vehicle is legal in Va; however, to put either tint or a wrap on the windows of a vehicle is not legal in Va. as it impairs one’s vision.
    Please clarify to educate the general public as to what is legal and what is not legal.

G. N. Sword
Can’t vote? Makes no sense

    Forty eight of our 50 states bar convicted felons from voting for varying lengths of time; in three states, convicted felons are permanently disenfranchised!
    You do the crime, you do the time. No problem, when the time in fact fits the crime (you do not want to get me started on mandatory and other grossly unfair sentences). But why, once someone has screwed up and has “paid their dues” to society, ban them from voting?
     Is it because most are poor or black or both? Is it because elected officials fear that these voters would vote them out of office?
    Perhaps second only to our right of free speech, our right to vote is most precious. I call upon our legislature, and all state legislatures, to end this punishment of disenfranchisement. It has no place in the criminal justice system.

Ruth Ann McLaughlin

No fan of Howell’s

    I have to say that after reading Rick Howell’s latest diatribe that he is the nastiest, most vile and least principled person that I have ever had the misfortune to have been exposed. Shame on his shameless morally-deficient character. I’m ashamed to live in the same county as him.

Michael L Duncan