Letters to the Editor

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Philadelphia Freedom

Regarding F.H. Rubinos feature on Tyrone Werts, who was released from prison after serving 36 years of a life sentence for murder:

There is a Divine reason for the release of Mr. Werts and I hope to see what’s in store for other prisoners who deserve a second chance. We’re all human and we all make mistakes; if God can forgive us then why can’t man?

WANDA via philadelphiaweekly.com

Off the Cuff

Regarding Aaron Kases Q&A with gay Police Officer Lee Marrero:

Well done on multiple fronts. Thanks to PW for using the Pride Issue to educate the city beyond typical stereotypes. Kudos to the Philadelphia Police Department (and the city) for being as progressive as the state will allow in terms of zero tolerance on discrimination issues. Thanks again to the police force for keeping us all safe. And finally, thank you to Lee for sharing your story and serving as a positive role model.

JAY via philadelphiaweekly.com

Wedlocked Out

Regarding Tara Murthas feature on a binational gay couple who live in fear of deportation:

I was never on board the whole “stay in the country” boat until it happened to this couple. Anton is an honest, tax-paying citizen. He pays his bills, he works a full-time job and he has so much passion in everything that he does. For him to have to leave the country would be a shame not only for his boyfriend, but for America itself. We need more honest people. (Have you seen our lawmakers, recently?)

KATIE via philadelphiaweekly.com

Dishing It Out

Regarding a recent “You’re Quite the Dish” food column, featuring the Sauteed Mussels at Dmitri’s in Queen Village:

You are so right. I have to have them [mussels] every time I go there, which is often. Love your food writing too!

PH via philadelphiaweekly.com

I’ve been an avid reader of your food section for almost six years now. I love it, but c’mon, this “Youre Quite the Dish” column is incredibly dumb. There’s gotta be a better way to use that space. “Interviewing” the dish is really boring and uncreative and seems like something a 5th grade teacher would assign to their students.

SAM CLEARFIELD via philadelphiaweekly.com

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1. Michael Rombola said... on Jun 28, 2011 at 05:13AM

“I’m inspired by the cause and method of “Holla Back Girls”. Confronting the problem is done so, literally. And whether its snapping a picture of the perpetrator (the cell phone is mightier than the sword), or making them feel daunted by announcing their trespasses to a crowd, these amoral misfits and masters of degradation are put on blast.

A beautiful woman is not a commodity. As men looking to lend ourselves to the cause, HBG’s notion of a take-action stance allows us an opportunity to do more than empathize with the repulsion; we, too, can demonstrate the essential difference between sympathy and solidarity by joining the revolt. See you on the July 21st.

Michael Rombola, South Philadelphia”

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