EDITOR: The gross injustice done to Kate Steinle, her family and the American citizenry is disgustingly wrong and unfair. That an illegal immigrant and previously convicted felon who shot the gun that killed her is virtually cleared of culpability defies all reason.
But wait. Could it be that in the mother of all sanctuary cities, San Francisco, the public defender, the district attorney, judge and jury were in bed together?
Those who govern this once great city have long had a policy of coddling and protecting illegal immigrants, even those who commit serious crimes including murder.
The travesty perpetrated in handling the Steinle murder is the ultimate perversion of justice.
EDITOR: Two stories in Wednesday’s Press Democrat show an interesting comparison of how two very different U.S. institutions are responding to yet more inappropriate behavior having been demonstrated by high-profile men.
However, the irony is rich that the entertainment world seems to understand fully the magnitude of these violations of privilege and is handling them appropriately, while the Democratic Party and the Congressional Black Caucus really don’t seem to get it.
What has our world come to when the TV and movie industry knows and does the right thing, but our elected leaders don’t?
Sad commentary indeed.
A story of a child
EDITOR: A kid comes home from grade school one day and his parents ask how the day went. “Great, and I found out I’m the smartest kid in class,” the child exclaims. The parents reply how nice that is and how proud they are. The next week the kid brings home their report card, all Fs. “What happened? We thought you were the smartest kid in class.”, the parents ask. “I am. They must have made a mistake.” the kid replies. The next day the parents call the teacher and ask about the report card. The teacher replies, “Your child is often disruptive in class, challenging basic concepts such as simple math, commenting on how stupid geography is, stating everyone should speak English and disputing American history, like the Civil War, also expressing how much science is a waste of time. The grades are an accurate reflection of what has been learned.”
That night the parents confront the child. The child responds, “That teacher doesn’t like me, is stupid and doesn’t teach the right stuff. Everyone in class knows I’m the smartest kid, and they tell me all the time.”
This grade school student represents the mentality of our current president.
EDITOR: All of the men who have recently fallen as a result of sexual misconduct allegations should send President Donald Trump a mirror. We taxpayers should as well. How is it that our country’s biggest violator is still employed and is paid with public funds? As a nation this is shameful, embarrassing and, most of all, hurtful.
Ladies and gentlemen, please send your mirrors to the White House.
Proud of everyone
EDITOR: On driving away from Sonoma County for Thanksgiving, I was sad to leave my hometown that had been through so much. Yet, I felt proud of everyone who came together after the fires to help each other: Sikhs, Muslims, Orthodox, Jewish, Buddhist, Christians, Hindu.