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    Trump right to save Arpaio from overactive judiciary: Letters

    Trump right to save Arpaio from overactive judiciary Re “Was President Trump right to pardon Joe Arpaio?” (Question of the Week, Aug. 29): Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pardon was completely appropriate. The federal judiciary in many recent instances has stepped way beyond its constitutional authority. Federal judges have...

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    Was Trump right to pardon Arpaio? Readers respond to our question: Letters

    Our Question of the Week asked readers, Was Trump right to pardon Joe Arpaio? Un-American policies shouldn’t be condoned I am outraged by the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This is a man who racially profiled Latinos. He set up a tent city for those detained that he likened to a concentration camp. He put the detained into chain gangs, subjected...

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    Racism? We don’t see it in hurricane response: Letters

    Racism? We don’t see it in hurricane response It is time for us to choose what kind of country we are living in. It is time to choose whether to focus on our vices or our virtues. Prior to Hurricane Harvey, many saw America as a country of racism and hatred. Protesters marched and progressives proclaimed that Republicans and southern redneck types were racist and just did not care about the people as they did. While watching coverage of the disaster in...

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    Less talk, more action needed to help homeless: Letters

    Less talk, more action needed to help homeless Re “Make things better for homeless, neighborhoods” (Nury Martinez, Aug. 26): Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez talks just like most other politicians. Her commentary sounds really good, but there’s absolutely no content or action behind it. The reason homeless...

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    Both parties can support reform of bail system: Letters

    Both parties can support reform of bail system Re “Bipartisanship to end unjust pretrial jailing” (Aug. 4): I agree with the points made in Sal Rodriguez’s column. Our current money bail system punishes people for being poor, disproportionately harms communities of color, and is incredibly costly for taxpayers. The fact that Sens. Kamala Harris and Rand Paul...

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    No debate needed about how police use drones: Letters

    No debate needed about how police use drones Re “How should LAPD use drones? Tell them tonight” (Aug. 23): There should be no debate in the use of drones by law enforcement officers. Drones can be used to search backyards for escaped suspects, to obtain information for search warrants, and for rescue operations. In my 29 years...

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    No new taxes to pay for water treatment plants: Letters

    No new taxes to pay for water treatment plants Re “Is safe drinking water fee all wet?” (Question of the Week, Aug. 21): Regarding Senate Bill 623, I do not believe there should be any additional taxes put on the entire state to make sure water is drinkable for 0.5 percent of the state’s population. However, everyone in the state should have clean...

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    ‘Whose UC is it?’ is a valid question: Letters

    ‘Whose UC is it?’ is still a valid California question Re “Whose UC is it? — still a valid question” (Thomas Elias, Aug. 7): Thank you, Thomas D. Elias, for stating your opinion on the manner in which our children are being accepted or not accepted into our nine campuses of the University of California. You are right on when you state that parents...

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