Letters for July 16, 2015

• Thank you for support; police not responding to information requests • Definitions change • Two ideas from same councilman • Thanks for cleaning sidewalks

Thank you for support; police not responding to information requests

On Jan. 3, Michael gave me a big hug and said, “Mom, I love you.” He was going surfing with friends. That was the last time we saw, touch, spoke to, felt, the last time we heard his voice. He died that night.

To the people of Kauai, thank you so much for your support and for your love for Michael. I desperately need your help. I believe the Kauai Police Department is in need of some serious help and guidance. I have been asking, orally and in writing since Jan. 3, six months and 10 days ago for their policies and procedures for responding to an accident. None have been presented.

I love all of the children here and worry about all of them. Do the Kauai police even have any policies and procedures? Can anyone help me to find out any of this or it is it just truly none of my business? Do the people here think that it is OK for the Kauai Police to investigate themselves?

To chief Perry, thank you for your acknowledgement of our family and for your condolences in this newspaper on July 8.

Patricia Kocher, Hanapepe

Definitions change

Whether you like it or not gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states.

Marriage used to be defined as a bond between a man and woman. Times have changed and dictionaries have had to change the definition of marriage.

The question now remains, will Merriam-Webster, Oxford, American Heritage and other dictionaries of the world now need to change the definitions of husband andwife?

Who knows, we may soon change the definition of right to wrong, and wrong to right.

James “Kimo” Rosen, Kapaa

Two ideas from same councilman


What’s the latest ideas from our Kauai Council? What do these two subjects have in common? The proposals to repeal Kauai’s Barking Dog Ordinance 967 in its entiretyand ending Kauai councilmember term-limits law. The common answer, councilman Ross Kagawa.

Ray Wolford, Lihue

Thanks for cleaning sidewalks

Mahalo to Ken Morikawa, supervisor, Gabe Manintin, working foreman, and the Hanapepe road maintenance crew for cleaning and making the sidewalks and curbingsafe for our keiki and handicapped in Kekaha. Appreciate your quick response!

Al Kupo, Waimea


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