letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor, June 7

Letters to the Editor, June 7

KICK IN THE PANTS I got word that my kids’ soccer season has been officially cancelled. This has got to stop! I have spoken to a great many others who feel the same way about the ongoing overreaction
Letter: Bad cops give good police and their cities a bad name

Letter: Bad cops give good police and their cities a bad name

California is one of a handful of states that cannot decertify criminal cops.
Letter: When woman used a racial epithet when a black man bumped her…

Letter: When woman used a racial epithet when a black man bumped her…

What if he -- a confident Berkeley, Yale and Fulbright scholar -- had graciously and gentlemanly said ...
Letter: Was Trump’s photo holding a Bible a political stunt?

Letter: Was Trump’s photo holding a Bible a political stunt?

I'd rather see Trump go to the spot where George Floyd died and take a knee with the governor and the protesters.
Letter: Youth greeted by tear gas, rubber bullets in Clayton?

Letter: Youth greeted by tear gas, rubber bullets in Clayton?

I'm a Contra Costa resident and a child psychologist -- I'm horrified at what heavy-handed intervention has taught.
Letter: Trump should offer help, not call governors ‘weak’

Letter: Trump should offer help, not call governors ‘weak’

It's easy for President Donald Trump to say what he's said from his safe White House palace.
Letter: First, don’t ask color communities to tell us how to help

Letter: First, don’t ask color communities to tell us how to help

Start with a local group or the book 'White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.'
Letter: Every police force has a ‘blue wall of silence’

Letter: Every police force has a ‘blue wall of silence’

Good cops must speak up against the bad cops when they see something.
Letter: I didn’t choose to be born white

Letter: I didn’t choose to be born white

And I don’t have a right to be treated better than anybody with a different skin color.
Letters to the Editor, June 6

Letters to the Editor, June 6

CUE CARDS People should not read too much into Trudeau’s 21 seconds of silence after the question about Donald Trump. If you notice most politicians’ behaviour in the House of Commons, you will see
Letter: What about the lives of looted car-, shop-owners?

Letter: What about the lives of looted car-, shop-owners?

As a liberal, I support Black Lives Matter, but I can't condone the looting -- two wrongs don't make a right.
Letter: Let’s stand to help our black brothers and sisters

Letter: Let’s stand to help our black brothers and sisters

The peaceful protests of the past failed to break down the racism that infects many parts of our society.
Letter: Female leaders, some African-American, offer hope in crises

Letter: Female leaders, some African-American, offer hope in crises

Into this vacuum of leadership, some very strong female governors and mayors, some African-American have emerged.
Letter: Oakland citizens deserve better than Schaaf and OPD

Letter: Oakland citizens deserve better than Schaaf and OPD

Mayor Schaaf's poor judgement combined with CPRA's farcical oversight has inadvertently tied officers' hands.
Letter: Next chapter on peaceful protest must be written

Letter: Next chapter on peaceful protest must be written

Henry David Thoreau wrote the book on civil disobedience; Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. King wrote their own chapters.
Letter: Oakland needs measure’s funds more than ever now

Letter: Oakland needs measure’s funds more than ever now

Now more than ever, Californians need support. The Schools and Communities First Initiative does just that.
Letter: Dismayed by photos with improper mask use

Letter: Dismayed by photos with improper mask use

In one photo, Pastor Larry Ihrig of Livermore wears his mask under his nose and 'defiant' parishioners wear none.
Letter: Why is anyone judged by skin color not action?

Letter: Why is anyone judged by skin color not action?

I'm Japanese by descent but American by birth; in World War II the U.S. government imprisoned my family and me.
Letter: Are authorities unable to do what needs to be done?

Letter: Are authorities unable to do what needs to be done?

When police cars are set on fire and government buildings are left to be destroyed, the rule of law is in shambles.
Letter: What will we get with Trump or with Biden?

Letter: What will we get with Trump or with Biden?

Biden is well-informed, knowledgeable and discerning instead of unprepared, unaware and uninterested.