Comment: ‘I Certainly Hope that Walmart Takes Civil Action’
Baltimore County readers weighed in on the top news of the week.
It was a big week for news in Baltimore County, with readers commenting most on stories about likely restrictions against employers asking for Facebook passwords, teen marijuana use, updates on the Walmart ‘bleach brawl' and the recent news on the jackpot.
Maryland Likely to Ban Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords: "Finally, someone takes the privacy rights of the 4th Amendment of the Constitution seriously, unlike the Supreme Court that allows strip searches for just about any minor violation. I'm sure a ban on employers meddling in individual privacy will be overturned by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote." - David J Iacono
Could Increasing the Cost of Cheap Cigars Reduce Teenage Marijuana Use? "Just legalize marijuana already people! Ban cigars? Why not ban matches or lighters? That would do as much good. None! Why do we waste so much time debating this? Marijuana is not harmful. You couldn't overdose on the stuff if you tried, so who cares? Parents need to police their own children and not rely on laws to do it. Grow up people. This country has gotten WAY too upright." - Anthony J.
Picture This: Belle Grove Road Reflected a Vanished Way of Life: “As the newest owners of Belle Grove Manor, we were thrilled to read this article and love that the history of such a whimsical era and the accounting of significance to the history of Catonsville was captured here. The walls within the house tell many stories as well.” - Jimmy Laughlin
Jackpot: “’A tax on the stupid’ might be a little harsh, but it certainly is a regressive tax. The idea is the same as the MD proposal to tax gas & bottles -who gets hit the hardest? Joe Sixpack, of course!" - Luca Ippolito
Trial Postponed for Second Woman in Walmart 'Bleach Brawl: "It's really unfortunate that neither of these women will, apparently, serve any time in jail for this travesty. I certainly hope that Walmart takes civil action against both of them to recoup the financial losses that the store suffered when it had to close after these two idiots chose to engage in a fight inside of their store." - Harry Callahan