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Monday's paper discussed the rash of car break-ins in Gainesville. Tuesday morning, there were three Gainesville police units writing tickets (easy money) on John Morrow Parkway to three "criminals."

I guess maybe the break-ins are only news stories, while the real issue is revenue. Apparently, revenue for the city is so important it needs the attention of three units, while crime fighting is ... well, you figure it out.

A special welcome to the new chief. Hard to tell there's been any change.

Ellen Harris