Letters to the Editor

The Arambula case: Letters to the editor, April 30, 2019

Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula listens with his attorney Margarita Martinez-Baly in the Superior Court of Judge Alvin Harrell, Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019, for the beginning of his trial on a misdemeanor child cruelty charge stemming from his December arrest on allegations he injured his 7-year-old daughter.
Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula listens with his attorney Margarita Martinez-Baly in the Superior Court of Judge Alvin Harrell, Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019, for the beginning of his trial on a misdemeanor child cruelty charge stemming from his December arrest on allegations he injured his 7-year-old daughter. Fresno Bee file

Drop charges against Arambula

Regarding charges filed against our California state Assemblyman, Joaquin Arambula; let the political games begin.

Some Republicans have asked for Arambula’s resignation, but did they vote Kavanaugh into the Supreme Court after a well respected female doctor brought forth her account of his sexist behavior?

CPS investigated the child’s accusations and interviewed this well respected family of doctors (healers) and lawyers and inspected their home, then decided to drop the charge; yet Chief Dyer (calling himself a friend of Joaquin’s — huh? really?) and D.A. Smittcamp brought charges.

Shame on them for dragging this well respected family (grandparents also) down this road.

Charges should be dropped. End of story.

Donna Hudson, Fresno

Sanction Cuba, help the Saudis?

We have a strange way to pick our friends around the world. Cuba is being sanctioned by limiting travel by U. S. citizens, monetary restrictions, and other things that will hurt that small country. Why? Cuba supports Venezuela's current government.

On the other hand we have a great friend in Saudi Arabia that recently beheaded 37 Saudi citizens. No comment from the Trump administration.

Which country is doing more harm to its citizens?

Allen Layne, Fresno

Social justice rising in Fresno

For many years, I have watched money and resources flow into north Fresno. I live on Floradora Street in south Fresno. I always wondered when — or if — my neighborhood would be next. I always hoped that our City Council would recognize the value of my community and begin to invest in parks for our side of town and create places to play for the children.

After a while, you begin to think it isn't going to happen and that south Fresno will continue to be neglected and forgotten. Then in the last few years, I have noticed a change in our city, but it's not happening on the City Council. It's happening in the neighborhood. People and organizations have had enough and are fighting for social justice.

Positive change is coming to Fresno and it will benefit all sides of town.

Estela Ortega, Fresno

Trump: Flawed and dangerous

There is no doubt now that the Russians interfered with the 2016 election and still there is no acknowledgment from our president of cyber “warfare.” Is he protecting us?

He says there are hordes from the south with criminal and drug intent trying to invade us, yet says he will dump them in our cities. Is that protecting us?

He laughs with the Russians in the W.H. about firing an FBI director and praises Putin, Kim Un, Duarte and others. He allows the Saudis to murder someone who was under our protection. Can we trust him to protect us?

He gives the rich a tax break at the expense of the national debt. Is that protecting our financial security?

He continually bullies and name-calls others. Is this a protector?

He is a hallow braggart, a known cheat, an obvious liar, and a total narcissist, and I ask myself daily, “ Who are these people that support this flawed and dangerous man?”.

Tom Peratt, Clovis

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