LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: WI a Needed Source for Prince George’s

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (center), along with Police Chief Hank Stawinski (left), speaks with reporters July 12 after a groundbreaking ceremony for a new public safety firearm and tactical training complex in Upper Marlboro. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (center), along with Police Chief Hank Stawinski (left), speaks with reporters July 12 after a groundbreaking ceremony for a new public safety firearm and tactical training complex in Upper Marlboro. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

The name of your newspaper is The Washington Informer, but I am so happy you cover so many events in Prince George’s County. Without the coverage from The Informer, I wouldn’t be aware of most of the things happening in the county. For instance, William J. Ford’s article “Prince George’s Breaks Ground on New Training Complex;” if I hadn’t read it in The Informer, I wouldn’t have known anything about it. This is real important to me, and frankly speaking, it should be to everyone who lives in this area. The people being trained at this facility are folks that we in the community may very well encounter someday, and if that happens, hopefully the training they received will help them make the right decisions on how to appropriately deal with us in the community. To me, the $46 million will be well worth it.

Mark Wright
Prince George’s County

Minor League Football a Major Coup

I am writing you in reference to an article I read in your July 27 edition of The Washington Informer by Martell Pegues, “Minor Football League Seeks to Develop Future NFL Players.” All I can say is, “it’s about time.” There are so many young men who finish playing college football who don’t make the NFL, and they need a place to continue playing a sport that they have probably played most of their lives. A minor football league is a perfect. I hope the NFL gets fully behind this league. The one thing that concerns me is that without the full support of the NFL, the medical and injury issues may not be fully addressed. If that happens, I say, “go for it.” There are probably hundreds of young men waiting to get a chance to play organized football once again.

Randy Hines
Washington, D.C.

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