Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

‘Cancerous machine’ must be stopped

We have a president and his candidate who demean those who keep this peace and freedom, by promoting agitation and stirring violence. It is time for Americans to come to their senses and stand together against political corruption. End this administration, which has taken our freedoms in the name of security while inviting those into our country unchecked, who wish to undo our ways and endanger every citizen with violence.

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Suspend students who disrupt others’ learning

Although I agree schools should have a restorative justice program, teachers still have a reasonable purpose to suspend a student due to disruption of the class. When a single student begins to disrupt a class, students lose focus on essential information in which acts as a base of their knowledge.

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Audra McDonald deserves star honor

The incredible Audra McDonald has received the ultimate honor of receiving the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama at the White House. She was a graduate of the Roosevelt School of the Arts. What about naming the auditorium/theater for her and having a wall in the theater lobby dedicated to her triumphs? It seems like a fitting tribute for a remarkable and much-loved Fresno superstar.

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Students: To stop global warming, think local

High school students are well versed in U.S. government; unfortunately, they’re much less familiar with local government, which is where the bulk of the decisions are made. They’re able to describe in detail the U.S. Constitution but can say little about their local “constitutions,” the city, county and regional plans that affect every aspect of their lives, everything from employment opportunities to livable communities to environmental protection and, yes, even global warming.Were high school students to routinely converse with Valley residents knowledgeable in the form and practice of local government, our San Joaquin Valley would change dramatically for the better.

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Exempt veterans from gun laws

I would propose that veterans from the armed forces (who separated honorably, of course) should be able to be exempt from these new laws, based on our thorough knowledge of these weapons and continue to protect this country

Letters to the Editor

Prop. 64 creates havoc for teens

Supporters of Prop. 64 state that it will reduce the use of marijuana by adolescents. The impact reports indicate that adolescent use did not go down. It did go up in some groups. School expulsions and suspensions increased by 40 percent after passage of recreational marijuana. Seizures of marijuana among adolescents increased to 74 percent up from 29 percent prior to passage.

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Good intentions don’t equal competence

If Noah’s owners needed help, they should have found a place for some of their adoptees to go, or perhaps they shouldn’t have taken them in in the first place if they knew that they couldn’t keep up. I’m sure that the owners of Noah’s had great intentions, but so do many animal hoarders who keep hundreds of cats in their unsafe homes. Just because you have good intentions does not mean that you have the capacity to do what is best.

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Don’t listen to ‘dishonest political hacks’

I had reputation as a pretty good guy until I decided to run for Fresno City Council and now I am “the most dishonest” candidate ever. The example given of my “gutter” politics? Saying my opponent voted on the Northeast Surface Water Treatment Plant! He did, as chronicled in The Bee on June 7, 2000, when he voted to accept over-budget construction bids.

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Corporations aren’t people; vote yes on Prop. 59

Let’s support Proposition 59 and make California the 17th state to reverse the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. Proposition 59 makes clear that corporations are not people, should not have the same constitutional rights as people, and it allows we the people to regulate or limit contributions and spending on campaigns.

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Trump led birthers off a cliff; climate change is next

Considering the difficulty Donald Trump had figuring out a basic legal document, what are the chances that he’ll be able to understand and make good decisions about something as complex as global warming? In the case of the birth certificate, the only thing lost because of Trump’s poor judgment was his credibility. With climate change, the losses will be people and places we love.

Videos

El Cajon Police Shooting

Officials in Southern California have released two videos in connection with the fatal police shooting of Alfred Okwera Olango, 38. His sister had called 911 saying that he was "not acting like himself" and walking in traffic, endangering himself and others, police said. The fatal shooting comes just weeks after black men were shot and killed by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in Charlotte, North Carolina, where violent protests broke out.
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El Cajon Police Shooting 1:32

El Cajon Police Shooting

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Wild animal bite comes with costly cure

Jerry Dyer: People think they can do things and get away with it 1:18

Jerry Dyer: People think they can do things and get away with it

Three arrests made in CHP vehicle vandalism case 2:57

Three arrests made in CHP vehicle vandalism case