LETTERS: Capitalizing on tragedy; Passenger rail tracks do exist; Impeachment deemed illegal

Capitalizing on tragedy

With regard to the Oct. 9 article, “PSJA trustee files suit in Walmart shootings,” I think some clarity might be helpful.

First and absolutely foremost, the loss of Leonardo Campos’ life was a tragedy. It was senseless, uncalled for, fueled by hatred, nothing but tragedy. I can only imagine the pain his family and friends must be feeling. There is no place in our world for the type of evil deeds to which Mr. Campos lost his life. None.

Enter local personal injury attorney. Here is where I draw pause.

Why would a local attorney “… announced Tuesday that his law firm filed a suit against the international retailer on behalf of Leonardo Campos”? I can’t see why an attorney would be proud of such action, hold a public announcement.

What is really going on in the aftermath of this tragedy is that money is being grabbed for, spurred on by an attorney. Why sue Walmart? How in the world is Mr. Campos’ death Walmart’s fault?

Whatever Mr. Campos went to Walmart for, how in the world is it the fault of Walmart that a deranged, prejudiced and committed killer went there to murder? It simply is not.

Because Walmart has security guards at some stores but not all is it Walmart’s fault that Mr. Campos lost his life?

As horrible as the event was, it is not Walmart’s fault.

The attorney knows Walmart will settle simply to avoid the cost of litigation. His eye is on nothing but money.

The attorney stated he wanted to “bring honor to his memory and punish all wrongdoers.” Sir, Mr. Campos and his memory are not at a loss for honor. The justice system will “punish” the wrongdoer. Do not try to hide greedy, dishonorable, ambulance-chasing behavior behind the memory of a now deceased and honorable man.

John Hernandez


Passenger rail tracks do exist

I read with interest your editorial of Oct. 10 regarding the high improbability of introducing rail service to the Rio Grande Valley. Among the impediments to such service you listed the cost of acquiring rights of way, the high investment costs for rolling stock and the impracticality of arrival and departure points (lack of local bus service). All of these might deter a prudent investor, but what if the infrastructure already existed, as indeed it does? Our grandparents and great-grandparents paid for it years ago.

Would it be at all practical to utilize the existing track and perhaps reconditioned rail cars to attempt limited service (perhaps weekend jaunts to points north)?

Largely, this would entail scheduling and traffic management of commercial carriers. Certainly not impossible.

Test runs along this line would quickly demonstrate the feasibility and desirability of such service.

Mike Egan


Impeachment deemed illegal

In America, it is illegal for anyone to interfere with an election, except for our Democratic Congress it seems. Our Democratic Congress has gone rogue and has abused its power in an attempt to remove a legally elected president from office.

False allegation after false allegation have proven them wrong, yet they continue to repeat similar attacks expecting a different outcome more to their liking. And now they have gone one step farther, interfering with the 2020 election by attempting to impeach or disqualify a sitting president.

Enough already. Those involved need to be investigated, prosecuted and fired. Our Democratic Congress is destroying America and if allowed to continue, it will destroy America.

Rafael Madrigal


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