What has become of basic decency?
Re “Nude photo scandal rocking the Marines has not stopped and includes other branches, reports say” (sacbee.com, March 9): Why is it so hard to be decent? Why is it not common sense for people to not spread intimate photos? Spreading intimate photos without the other person’s consent is disgusting, but there’s something extremely sickening about Marines, who are supposed to be upstanding, doing it.
It may be easy to say if you don’t want nudes of you spread online, don’t take them. But most people who are sending those photos are in relationships with someone they trust. And it should just be common sense for people, after they break up, to not turn intimate photos into revenge porn.
Megan Gallant, North Highlands
No constitutional right to riot
Re “Republicans can’t handle truth about liberal protesters” (Editorials, March 13): One word you didn’t place any importance on in your quote of the First Amendment was “peaceably” when it comes to the right to assembly.
Washington state’s proposal would prosecute protesters for blocking roads and railways. What’s wrong with that?
Police are outnumbered by the rioting protesters who ignore calls to disperse. Are some good citizens outraged at Trump? Probably. But as we see on TV protester interviews, many of them out there, dressed with black masks and looking like ninjas, couldn’t give a concise adult reason as to why they are protesting.
Tom Orsat, Folsom
Democrats show intolerant side
Re “Ami Bera’s call to reach across aisle gets cold response at Sacramento town hall” (sacbee.com, March 11): It seems as though Democrats favor a one-party system. Working with the opposition party is the only way to achieve true progress. Democrats in California refuse to entertain any idea put forth by Republicans. This explains a lot when you look at California from an independent voter’s point of view.
Poverty and growing homelessness, the failure of the school system, failing infrastructure and other problems can’t be fixed by spending money on every perceived social injustice. Compromise is the only thing that will save this state and this country.
Patrick Farley, Roseville
McClintock’s embrace of Trump
Re “McClintock hosts another raucous town hall, as hundreds turn out in protest, support” (sacbee.com, March 4): In October, Rep. Tom McClintock said: “Donald Trump wasn’t my first or even second choice for president, but I can certainly tell the difference between a fire and a fireman.”
The most ardent of Trump supporters would say that this president has started more figurative fires in his first 50 days in office than any other in history.
Has McClintock denounced any of the countless lies and misinformation that the White House pushes on the American people daily? Does he care about salvaging the Affordable Care Act so that it works more efficiently for all people? Does he think about the needs of all working-class people, minorities or women?
Laura Newby, Newcastle
Citrus Heights cops have a tough job
Re “Citrus Heights has top rate of fatal shootings by police” (Page 1A, March 12): Having read the very long article in The Sacramento Bee, I came away with this thought: Citrus Heights cops are working in a community full of mentally ill and potentially dangerous people. The article focused on what could be done to correct enforcement tactics and not one word on addressing a community full of potentially dangerous people. Thank you, Citrus Heights police, for doing a tough job.
Bill Sanders, Gold River
In support and praise of police
I was very disappointed in the biased story in The Sacramento Bee regarding the Citrus Heights Police Department. Why eliminate the first four years of activity in the calculation of fatal shootings per year? Fair reporting does not pick and choose what data to use to create inflammatory statistics.
The story references 187 police calls per day. Yet it reported on only three peaceful resolutions in a four-hour period on one day. What about reporting on the other 184 peaceful outcomes per day?
Of the six fatal shootings investigated, four were found legal and two are pending. Legal means legal. Would you rather report a fatal shooting of a Citrus Heights police officer? I fully support my Citrus Heights Police Department and am grateful for its protection.
Patricia Heldt, Citrus Heights
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