The Jeks Don’t Care About You

Letters to the Editor: Kevin de León wants to serve his constituents. So why isn’t he resigning?

I’ve lived in Boulder County for more than 12 years. It’s where I was born and raised, the place where I went to school and where I graduated from high school. I’ve been a part of the community for many years and it is a great place to live. Over the years I’ve come to know many different people from all different walks of life. I’ve run into many good-hearted neighbors and friends. Everyone seems to have a good time here.

But I have also found many people to be jerks. I’ve met a lot of jerks and not a word has been said or done because of it. So when I hear that a fellow resident is a jerk, that person is a jerk. They live in a different world than me and I just don’t get it.

It seems like all these residents are so busy running their businesses that they don’t have time to deal with residents who come to town, work with them or even talk to them. They don’t have time for them and won’t listen to them.

All I can do is stand on the street corner and watch as a resident is verbally abused and threatened by a few hundred strangers. The person is then pushed, shoved and even thrown over a barrier. Who the hell cares if they’re a resident or a homeless person? I don’t even get to know them but someone else does. I try to make it back to my car, only to find that someone else is standing in front of my vehicle. The jerk gets to make decisions over what happens to a fellow citizen.

Are they all just so darned busy that they don’t care about you? Are you kidding me? How many people would you say go to the corner of 4th and B and ask a homeless person if they want coffee or donuts? Would you ask for directions to your kid’s school?

I read a quote about an “all-American boy,” a guy from the South Plains with no money and no friends

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