Letters to the Editor

Letters: A rare moment of safety for pedestrians

People take a stroll down Broadway, which was temporarily closed last Sunday for Sacramento’s first “open street” event.
People take a stroll down Broadway, which was temporarily closed last Sunday for Sacramento’s first “open street” event. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Walk in streets, ride to the morgue

Re “Sunday Street event debuts on Broadway” (Page 3A, May 22): Does anyone but me find it ironic that the promoters of this event aimed to get people in the streets, but a quick search of the news yields four stories about pedestrians getting killed by cars in the Sacramento since Feb. 16?

Wesley Swanigan,

Carmichael

Start with nurses taking a pay cut

Re “Massive cost of universal health care revealed” (Page 1A, May 23): So the California Nurses Association is supporting a single-payer health care system. Well, let’s think about that the next time nurses hold a hospital hostage because they want more pay. The nurses who are members of this union are out for themselves and what benefits them. A true health care worker will work for less then $50 per hr.

Liz Forsman, Sacramento

Morale isn’t point with police videos

Re “Capital’s cop videos affecting morale” (Page 1A, May 19): I can’t believe what I'm reading. Cops are upset over videos showing cops committing what could be criminal acts upon the helpless citizens they are supposed to be protecting? After all, beating only one citizen compared to all of the good cops do is a trade off that we should all be willing to accept, right?

What if it was the other way around? If a citizen jaywalked once after a lifetime of using crosswalks, the cop would surely consider that and look the other way, right? Why is it that doing the right thing, when it comes to a cop performing his job, should be hailed as something exceptional and noteworthy? I don't want to hear about some poor cop painting themselves as the victim here when the issue is that a video caught them doing something absolutely heinous to a citizen they are sworn to protect.

Jerry Heitman, El Dorado

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