Regarding "Intense probe" [News, March 15] about the investigation into the Gary Melius shooting, scores of detectives from at least three Suffolk police sections and the Suffolk District Attorney's office are involved.

While the shooting is a tragedy, does anyone believe that if it were you or I, these resources would be expended to find our assailant?

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Joel Beckerman, Westbury

Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs said the Independence Party "stands for nothing . . . and appears to exist only for the financial benefit" of its "formal and informal leadership" ["Harsh words over party," News, March 18].

So precisely how is this different from the Republicans or Democrats?

Doug Augenthaler, Port Washington