December 11, 2023

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Headline distorts tollby South Bay police

Re: “Dropping management” (Web page A1, Oct. 8).

The headline “Dropping management” relating to police dealing with of individuals struggling a psychological well being disaster together with the opposite sub-headlines had been very deceptive.

Whereas each dying is a tragedy, in a metropolis of 1,000,000 individuals corresponding to San Jose I believe that having round 100 deaths over the course of eight years isn’t one thing to smear police about.

It additionally appears misplaced that individuals with psychological well being points are more likely to commit crimes as a consequence of lack of management or reasoning, therefore calling them mentally sick, so in fact police will encounter them extra. It’s the police’s job to guard law-abiding individuals from others no matter their situation.

Max RitterLivermore

U.S. issues shouldhave Biden’s consideration

President Joe Biden introduced that he’ll help Israel and ship them assets with a purpose to assist assist the Israel-Hamas conflict.

I don’t consider that we should always turn out to be concerned on this conflict. This nation is a really numerous nation with many alternative ethnicities and religions; selecting one facet and never the opposite creates havoc and hate crimes.

America sends mass quantities of weapons to Israel understanding that Palestine is already a defenseless nation. Personally, it doesn’t appear logical for the US to proceed sending hundreds of thousands of {dollars} and weapons to Israel when there are extra necessary issues to concentrate on in our nation.

Alondra VenegasUnion Metropolis

Higher use for U.S.funds than Gaza conflict

Few current articles clarify Israel’s Palestinian mistreatment (referred to as by the U.N. and others apartheid) for 75 years and elevated in Gaza the final 16. This facet of how Israel might have crossed the road within the conflict have to be thought of in peace talks.

When our president says he sides with Israel he states an unfair bias. Israel’s robust unlawful mistreatment can solely be continued with funding from the US. Biden ought to cancel his pledge to ship conflict gear and cash. That may pressure Israel to confess this can be a two-sided actuality verify and maybe create a path towards extra sustainable and honest therapy on each side.

There’s a rising crowd of people that are not looking for this immoral conflict to proceed in our nation’s title. We now have higher makes use of for our taxes.

Mary Sue MeadsOakland

Democrats ought to notditch girls, minorities

Re: “Democrats should alter platform to attract help” (Web page A6, Oct. 12).

Steve Koppman thinks the Democratic Social gathering ought to cease prioritizing the rights of ladies and minorities, and be a part of with the Republicans in othering these teams to “unite most of America.”

However it’s girls who’re the vast majority of American voters; and Republicans who’re intent on taking their rights away. It’s the MAGA crowd that gerrymanders congressional seats to suppress minority voting. It’s Republicans who’re speaking about taking the vote away from younger individuals who object to the MAGA denial of the results of worldwide local weather change on their future lives.

Certainly what’s required is for Republicans to return to “conservatism” and rejoin the vast majority of voters in America — girls plus ethnic minorities — in working in the direction of a society of inclusivity, equity and concern about our nation’s future, below our Structure.

Howard ThomasLos Gatos

Immigrant disaster isreally a humanity disaster

The immigration disaster isn’t on the U.S.-Mexico border. The disaster exists within the locations individuals, human beings, are fleeing. There have to be unbelievable hazard and hopelessness for individuals to take or ship their kids, whom they definitely love, on such a deadly, unsure journey. There isn’t a wall or moat or something that may stop individuals from doing no matter they’ll to outlive.

The very best answer for ending “the disaster” is to handle it the place it’s. Folks dwelling in free, honest, secure and open societies don’t have any purpose to place their or their kids’s lives in danger. Selling freedom and democracy in our hemisphere will do extra to stem unlawful immigration than any structural barrier. The answer to ending unlawful immigration begins with seeing the humanity of the individuals.

Barry GardinHayward