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Absolutely correct

October 26, 2013

God bless Weldon Cohick. He is absolutely correct....

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Ritty77

Oct-26-13 1:57 AM

Drink.

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mikekerstetter

Oct-26-13 2:52 AM

ANd to think she lives somewhere among us......... Scary, isn't it?

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USABorn

Oct-26-13 3:10 AM

Mike and Ritty......what part of her letter isn't true? Are YOU not getting sick of the crap going on in Wmspt? Would your comments be different if someone else's name appeared on it?

And to think you 2 live among us. Now that's scary!

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mikekerstetter

Oct-26-13 3:22 AM

USA, "What we need is justice in this state by start featuring (in public) all criminals, jail time and run out of town on a rail and dumped into the river to drown." is extreme, don't you think? It's not that it isn't true that people are fed up with crime and people living off of others, it's her extreme attitude that is scary.

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ArtFold

Oct-26-13 4:47 AM

Alcohol and writing a letter to the editor don't mix.

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 5:52 AM

"God bless Weldon Cohick. He is absolutely correct. What we need is justice in this state by start featuring (in public) all criminals, jail time and run out of town on a rail and dumped into the river to drown. We citizens are sick and tired of this liberal idiotic attitude. Follow Ten Commandments! Read Ten Commandments! Practice Ten Commandments!" - Stephanie Crayton

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PARE-DOWN the Ten Commandments!!!!

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See:

George Carlin - 10 Commandments [YouTube]

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MrShaman

Oct-26-13 6:02 AM

"ANd to think she lives somewhere among us......... Scary, isn't it?" - mikekerstetter

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Ya' gotta give "moralists" extra-credit for "creativity"...when it comes to punishing people!!!!

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mikekerstetter

Oct-26-13 6:03 AM

USABorn-"Would your comments be different if someone else's name appeared on it? And to think you 2 live among us. Now that's scary!"

What is scary about pointing out extremism? And no, it wouldn't matter to me who wrote it. But I've got to admit that this woman writes some pretty goofy letters. 'Running all criminals out of town on a rail and throwing them into the river to drown' is not something rational people do. People make mistakes, pay for their mistakes, and most go on to live normal and productive lives. Sorry, but I believe Stephanie Crayton is an extremist loon and her belief that every criminal ought to be publically drowned in the river proves it.

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spike2

Oct-26-13 6:49 AM

and so much for good ideas.

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RogerMurdock

Oct-26-13 6:58 AM

I think you might be taking Ms Crayton's use of metaphors a little too literally. I would hardly characterize her as an "extremist loon". The way I take it is that she thinks that our court system has been too lenient with drug driven crime and the efforts to rehabilitate the offenders has not been effective. I agree with her and that maybe punishment, rather than rehab, might be the answer. Rehab simply has not worked here in Williamsport.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-26-13 7:07 AM

Endless rehabilitation is the issue here.

First-time offenders deserve a second chance, of course.

But we have plenty of criminals in their 10th, 20th or 59th chance.

When does the attempt to rehabilitate actually become an attempt to isolate the predators from civilized society?

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 7:55 AM

So Williamsport used to run criminals out of town on a rail and then dump them into the river to drown. Never saw that display at the local museum! Let alone read about it in books on local history or past editions of local newspapaers.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-26-13 8:05 AM

Is Stephanie for real or is she maybe pen name for a John Hilfirty MrShaman, or one of our other creative writers?

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Stephanie, should we put a set of gallows on the Market St bridge?

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Linhk48

Oct-26-13 8:07 AM

RogerMurdock: " I would hardly characterize her as an "extremist loon".

Roger, obviously you don't know Stephanie. As it happens, I do and Mikekerstetter isn't far off the mark.

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 9:05 AM

"Is Stephanie for real or is she maybe pen name for a John Hilfirty MrShaman, or one of our other creative writers?"

Wow! You call yourself a Christian.

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RogerMurdock

Oct-26-13 9:46 AM

linhk48, As a matter of fact, I've known Stephanie for about nearly 50 years and I've never considered her an "extremist loon". I think you're been distracted by her metaphors and are missing the point of her statements.

Reeder. that is her real name. She doesn't seem to feel the need to hide behind a "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre" as the case may be} as many of us do. I have to admire her for that.

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enigma

Oct-26-13 10:23 AM

Stephanie, I understand your frustration, but please get a grip. This kind of talk in private among friends can be useful in venting, but in a public forum like this a more serious tone needs to be taken and real plausible solutions offered. Again, frustration is understandable, but violent rants in public, not so much.

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BornHere

Oct-26-13 10:25 AM

I've known Stephanie for 15 years now, sometimes she has a different way than others of expressing her opinions but I have never considered her to be a "loon" nor have I judged her because of her opinions being different than mine.

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Ritty77

Oct-26-13 10:58 AM

"What we need is justice in this state by start featuring (in public) all criminals, jail time and run out of town on a rail and dumped into the river to drown."

"I think you might be taking Ms Crayton's use of metaphors a little too literally. I would hardly characterize her as an "extremist loon"."

Surely I didn't take her words literally, but when a person tries to make a point by beginning with metaphorical rail-running and drownings, I'll just nod politely and move on.

In other words, a metaphorical drink.

Cheers!

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Shulski

Oct-26-13 11:04 AM

Williamsport was never as clean as you idiots think it was. You idealize the past. There's always been plenty of violence. They just catch em' easier now. The 50s were a lot more violent than you think. You square heads just got away with it. Nazis

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Shulski

Oct-26-13 11:09 AM

A town where almost every politician is conservative and they still blame the libs. "Conservatives take responsibility for their actions" hilarious. Blame the libs and socies. Dumb

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Shulski

Oct-26-13 11:11 AM

Enough sentence fragments and bad grammar to make a 2nd grade English teacher cringe. And ppl in willpo want to cut school funding durrr, durrr, durrr, backward hicks

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JohnZook

Oct-26-13 11:21 AM

I too know Stephanie. She gave up her social life because of her parents health problems, so she was isolated from society and lived under a very strict upbringing. In this letter she uses maxims that are, or may be, new to us but were in general use "back in the day". I guess because she is not "hip", we can politely abuse her and not look at things the way our grandparents would look at society's so-called norms, and the extraordinary amount of disrespect for others that is so prevalent in the world.

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CMReeder

Oct-26-13 11:22 AM

Roger learn to read, I am not the one who posted about Stephanie's name, I chided the person who did.

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JohnZook

Oct-26-13 11:28 AM

A lot of anger there Shulski.... Only one Teabagger reference from Sham..... Oh, he's still protesting the Iraq war.... rose colored glasses on the libs...all is well, all is well, we've got healthcare now , thanks to Zeke Emanuel...and we've got the usual Bible bashing. It's a great day on the Sun Gazette!!

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