Letter: Optic shouldn't stop comments

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By The Staff

I was shocked and saddened to find that the Optic no longer allows Las Vegas citizens to comment online. This was one of the only outlets in a city that controls any disagreement or new ideas.

Speaking before the City Council is a hopeless travesty. The new city attorney interrupts and claims any mention of a city worker’s name or job description is to be handled by “personnel” and not to be spoken in public.

Arizona has its Hispanic citizens carrying papers like the Jews in Nazi Germany. Las Vegas has forbidden healthy written or spoken criticism. This also smacks of repressive governmental control. So where does one go to ask for change?

Repressing citizens’ viewpoints leads to frustration and lack of growth and progress. It keeps Las Vegas “The City Divided” for the benefit of the few in control.

Maureen O’Brien

Las Vegas