Ogden's awful tragedy

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  • malcolmkyle NEW YORK, NY
    Jan. 6, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    The main paragraphs from the address of His Eminence, Cardinal Dougherty, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, to the Catholic societies of the Archdiocese on New Year's Day 1931:

    "Having heard the report on behalf of the members of the Total Abstinence Society, it occurs to me to say that when the law prohibiting alcoholic drink was passed, many thought that there would be no further need for our temperance or total-abstinence societies. Hence the practice of giving a pledge against intoxicating liquors to boys and girls at Confirmation was discontinued. There seemed to be no need of it."

    "But, unfortunately. Prohibition has not performed the miracles that were expected. According to experts, such as judges, public officials, social service workers, and others, there is as much, perhaps even more, drunkenness and intemperance today than before the passage of the Volstead Act."

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 6, 2012 2:53 p.m.

    Is there any existing, opposed or proposed gun legislation that might have changed the outcome? From the newspaper reports he was a someone mentally disturbed on drugs.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    Jan. 6, 2012 7:03 a.m.

    knock and announce warrants don't seem to have been so successful this year in Ogden. They served the wrong house and shot the wrong person earlier in the year. I can't hear someone talking on my front porch. This raid could have happened in the light of day and potentially saved a life.
    In my opinion was losing the life over a marijuana plant(s) worth the cost? NO!