Eric Mueller's cover photo holds a despair that has surrounded this issue from the beginning ("Drunk in Public," Sept. 14). Kudos to all those folks trying to alleviate the problem. This picture is a truly depressing sight, unless you are a public drunk and look at that bottle and realize that that bottle is full! More likely an empty would be in that crinkled brown bag on that dirty pavement.
Susan Lefever, Bayside