PW readers sound off.
Regarding Tara Murtha’s recent cover story about Officer Kathryn Battle:
Thanks for the excellent article about Officer Battle and others on her team. I was engrossed with reading every word and had my eyes opened a bit more to understand what goes on after shootings. I do hope that the violence can decline to zero in our communities; it impacts us all, especially since so many victims are so young. Thanks, Officer Battle and to all police doing the right thing.
ANTOINETTE P. via email
Thank you for being the person that you are because it truly takes a special person to do the job that you do. Thank you also for showing everyone that there are police officers who really care about citizens of our city and want to help. You make me proud to have worn the uniform!
ADRIENNE WILLIAMS via philadelphiaweekly.com
Great article. Battle does such an important job it helps to stave off some crime, helps to solve crime in another way and provides some solace for the unfortunate victims families. Thanks for letting us know about her and the work she does.
FRED MITCHELL via philadelphiaweekly.com
I think this is a great article and more officers need to take the time to fill the community in on what they’re doing from each department of the police force. Maybe then more witnesses would share what they’ve seen.
ERSLL A. MANGUM via philadelphiaweekly.com
Drumming to a Different Beat
Regarding Erica Palan’s recent Week’s Worst column about the Max Weinberg Big Band:
Wow. Someone get Ms Palan her Prozac quick! I fear the prolonged use of her meds have distorted her hearing acuity and writing ability. The Philadelphia Weekly should dismiss her and hire someone who can competently write about music. Her snarkiness seems to be of greater importance to her than any reasoned evaluation of a musician’s talent. What does Max’s age or the fact that his son subbed for him matter? (By the way, I saw the youngster play at Giants stadium and thought he was fantastic.) Readers deserve better!
NATASHA via philadelphiaweekly.com
Does this woman Erica Palan really have a job writing for this media outlet? Because she clearly has no idea what she is talking about on any of the topics she babbled about. Max is one of the greatest drummers in the world, and has been for the past 36 years, and after seeing the MW Big Band in Miami, it is unreal. Too bad for Palan the show will be sold out, and she will be stuck at home once again.
RICK DAVIDSON via philadelphiaweekly.com