READERS WRITE: MAR. 14

Ralston may be legally right, morally wrong

I am incensed regarding the AJC stories about Georgia House Speaker David Ralston.

While he may be legally correct, I believe he is morally wrong. My prayers and sympathies go out for the victims and families who have been impacted by his court delays and who have still not found resolution or restitution. What happened to the idea of a speedy trial? Thank you, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, for alerting us to this seeming travesty of justice. I would refer Mr. Ralston to the AJC story “The Deal Maker” (News, March 3), about U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, to understand what morals mean. I am sure Rep. Ralston will listen to a higher power than me one day, and I wish him my best.

LINDA WORLEY, MARIETTA

Transit brings growth, but also urban problems

Gwinnett County residents will soon decide if they want MARTA expanding into their communities. While I live in Cobb County, I am interested in the outcome because I moved out of Atlanta to escape the bad element there. I also stopped attending Braves games because of the gauntlet of “street people” begging, harassing, following and name-calling me while getting to and from my car. While I believe rapid transit helps bring growth and expansion, it also brings crime, “affordable” housing, and marginal businesses that are frequented by people using rapid transit. Some of us believe Atlanta is big enough. As it grows, the attendant problems also grow, and we have grown tired of that. I, too, would move again to escape Atlanta’s expansion. So I favor outlying areas declining to become part of the never-ending attempt to make them part of Atlanta. GARLAND HOBBS, POWDER SPRINGS

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