I have been reading with much interest all the stories about the great "trash-scavenging incident" occurring daily throughout Orange County.
What a sorry commentary it makes on those of us who get scavenged off (the "haves") and those who scavenge (the "have-nots"). Does it really make a difference to the haves that their trash is rummaged through?
I mean, after all, it is our garbage. By putting it out at the street, we have indicated that we are through with it--it is trash.
And, after all, the Supreme Court has upheld the fact that we give up our right to privacy once we put trash at the curb--any items found in it can be used as evidence against us.
CHARLES J. CORPENING, El Toro