Our Oct. 22 cover story about property thefts being on the rise in Fishers brought some feedback – almost all of it positive. Residents of the town seemed to appreciate Current’s examination of where things stand with respect to repelling the trend. One reader, however, found it inappropriate to have Cesar Rodriguez, an officer in the Fishers Police Dept., as the smiling subject on the cover. Actually, the reader lambasted us in an e-mail, insinuating that perhaps Rodriguez should smile less and prevent further crime. Inasmuch as the camera never blinks, the shot of Rodriguez depicts who he is. It’s our job to show people – civil servants and otherwise – exactly that. And thus we shall keep doing so.
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Perhaps a health-insurance carrier has spurned you or someone you know recently. It simply cannot be a pleasant experience. We know a few folks who’ve endured the “rejected” treatment. We’re just wondering here, but don’t you believe it is possible that because of all the confusion and uncertainty of ObamaCare that insurance companies almost “have to” reject some folks’ attempts at renewal? After all, our illustrious leader, President Barack Obama, has done a fairly solid job of running down insurance companies (and they’re not completely innocent of all his charges) since before he campaigned for the last presidential election. He has maligned them – again, deservedly so in some instances – to the point where there’s no luster left. They’re viewed as villainous, and so their reputations are left tarnished. We further wonder whether any court would entertain a lawsuit brought by one or more carriers against the president on the grounds of damaging their brands. Yes, a lawsuit. If someone maligned your business to the point where it was affecting perception of it, and, as a byproduct, its ability to successfully engage in commerce, wouldn’t you sue for slander? Just asking.