Youngstown cops are always busy with violent crime - far too heinous for a little city filled with blight, poverty and despair. Cops are professional overall here; much more so than ''high & mighty suits.'
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Welcome to Bertram de Souza's hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, possibly the most corrupt city in the United States. Mr. de Souza has been the lead opinion writer for "The Vindicator" for decades now and has written some great opinions over the years in his weekly Sunday column. He writes on issues nobody else will tackle and is a sentinel in a town filled with yellow journalism. This Sunday, he writes about three Youngstown officials, including the city's mayor, who received probation rather than prison time by a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge last week for serious crimes involving public trust. "What other area of the country can boast of having a congressman, county
prosecutor, county sheriff, judges, other elected officials and
organized crime bosses being hauled off to prison in chains? Not even
Chicago or New York," de Souza writes. .
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