Good move too late
Feb 05, 2014 | 4509 views | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

The announcement by Senator Chuck Schumer that he is going to sponsor legislation that will prevent another incident like the disappearance and tragic death of Avonte Oquendo certainly is a step in the right direction.

However, what bothers me is why did we not hear one word from our senator during the entire three months that thousands searched for this child. He, as well as other politicians, never said one thing publicly regarding this child's disappearance.

Now, suddenly Senator Schumer is once again before the media and its cameras and reporters. While his concern for the Oquendo family seems to be genuine, one can only wonder why it took him three months to say anything.


John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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