Re "True Need vs. True Greed," Commentary, Jan. 2: Looks like I haven't been pondering alone. The idea of million-dollar settlements in the World Trade Center attacks bothers me too. Thank you, John Balzar.
You see, my reason is personal. My father was murdered in October 1996, three months before JonBenet Ramsey. Oh, you remember JonBenet but not my father? I'm not surprised. You see, his murder is still unsolved, didn't get a lot of press attention and, needless to say, didn't get a lot of law enforcement attention either, as it's now considered a "cold case." And would you believe it? I'm still waiting for my check in the mail to cover my loss and my grieving. Not to mention the nightmares I've suffered since reading his autopsy. Oh wait, that's right. There is no check in the mail. His murder wasn't political, or should I dare say, important?