Letters: Costly infrastructure | Punish criminals

ByLois C

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Punishing criminals
will lower shootings

In “6 dead, 12 wounded in Sacramento war zone” (Site A1, April 4), the writer explained the horrific mass shootings that not too long ago took position there. The law enforcement chief instructed that we need to have a “sane discussion about guns.”

On the similar webpage, “Gun laws: Condition already has some of the hardest limits on arms in the U.S.“ is an post whose title sums up its contents.

There seems to be an automated reaction to gun violence: outlaw the guns. But if the aggressor does not use a gun, he’ll use a knife or a rock. The finest way to halt people today from hurting others with lethal weapons is to strictly punish the misbehavior, not basically test to ban the weapons.

Daniel Mauthe
Livermore

A’s management owes
followers an explanation

I wonder if it ever transpired to A’s management that possibly an clarification to us lengthy-expression, die-tricky enthusiasts as to why they’ve determined to trade crucial players and swap coaches may possibly make this all a significantly less-bitter pill to swallow.

We’ve taken some hits (pun intended) in the earlier, but this would seem unreasonable.

Amy Coffin
Oakland

Desire Congress fund
enable for Alzheimer’s

This 7 days is Countrywide Public Health and fitness 7 days, and COVID has shown us all how vital it is to have a robust public overall health infrastructure to guard group wellbeing.

Our community overall health program also has a significant position to perform in educating people today on how to cut down their possibility of Alzheimer’s disease, boost early detection and diagnosis, and stop avoidable hospitalizations.

With the range of California Latinos with Alzheimer’s on observe to triple in the upcoming 20 decades, we have to have to double down on general public well being outreach and schooling to teach Latinos and other people how to cut down their risk. But general public health and fitness organizations will need dedicated funding to do this.

Remember to be a part of me in urging Congress to guidance $30 million in funding for the Daring Alzheimer’s Act in fiscal 12 months 2023, to establish the Alzheimer’s general public health infrastructure our various populace wants.

Annette Mora
Richmond

Thriving cops chase
dream, not bucks

Re. “Mayor implies significant bonuses for police hires to attract officers,” Page B1, April 5:

Desirable police selecting bonuses are not the resolution. We just can’t pay out persons sufficient to be cops. The dilemma is that the general public cuts down law enforcement function to “just another work.” It is not. I was a cop from 1994 to 2020. For cops who survive this sort of many years, it is mainly because we’re dwelling our desire.

I wore quite a few hats and helmets. A person was recruit teaching officer (the drill teacher at police academy). I found that recruits pursuing their lifelong aspiration would make it. Individuals joining for money will fall short. They deficiency crucial “resilience.”

At the time cops pin on the badge, they can not go back again to the particular person they were. They cannot unsee the horrors awaiting them.

The tale of a police officer is the story of a desire. Sadly, their desires became a nightmare. We need excellent cops. Increase your small children to be courageous and compassionate grownups. Their recruit teaching officer will just take care of the rest.

Mark R. Clifford
Moraga

Rate increase in meat, eggs
may possibly maintain concealed added benefits

Can you believe the outrageous rise in foods charges? Fifteen percent for pink meat, 11% for fish and eggs.

By Lois C