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S.J. coverup is worse
than strip membership scandal

Re: “San Jose should finish coverup of strip membership fiasco” (Web page A12, Could 14).

Similar to the Watergate scandal, the choice of San Jose to not disclose the main points of the hearth truck dropping off a stripper in entrance of the Pink Poodle is one other instance of a cover-up being worse than the motion itself.

Clearly, somebody made a set of poor choices with public assets. If the excuse that it’s only a private worker difficulty is left to face, then any poor choice by public workers may very well be coated up by the identical reasoning. This breeds distrust within the authorities; resulting in questions like: “What are they hiding?” and “Who is definitely pulling the strings of energy?”

The Mercury Information is correct in suing for full transparency of the incident. I hope they win this one shortly.

Norman Kline
San Jose

Speeders ought to get
what they deserve

Re: “Gotcha! Proposed invoice makes an attempt to brake speeders” (Web page A1, Could 12).

The late-2000s London velocity cameras issued extra tickets than cops did.

I’m all for it, however 11 mph over to get a ticket means 36 mph in a college zone. No, thanks. Something over 5 mph, a ticket ought to be issued.

In a 12 months we can be listening to that that is racial profiling, the poor can not afford the tickets and so forth. Should you break the legislation there are penalties. That is what individuals now not perceive. I’ve had my fair proportion of tickets and my lack of duty for not exhibiting as much as court docket or paying on time after I was a child, and I paid dearly by shedding my license for 4 years.

I’ve no sympathy for many who don’t take duty for his or her actions. Don’t velocity or run pink mild and also you gained’t get a ticket. It’s simple.

Michael McWalters

Psychological well being invoice
addresses public security

Re: “Our failure to deal with individuals with psychosis is killing them” (Web page A12, Could 14).

Linda Mimms’ op-ed is so well timed for many who have been intently following the NYC subway chokehold murder. As a every day BART rider and assault survivor, I’m very conscious of the risk posed by some individuals who exhibit delinquent habits in public locations.

The transient who attacked me on the Burlingame practice station over 4 years in the past poses no risk to others due to the San Mateo County District Lawyer’s Workplace. He stays hospitalized on a Murphy Conservatorship, i.e., he has been discovered incompetent to face trial.

Mimms writes that that is “a medical coverage difficulty, not a civil rights argument.” I’d argue that it’s also a public security difficulty. I help the passage of the behavioral well being invoice that Mimms described, SB 43.

Irvin Dawid

Mind harm, psychosis
hyperlink stays unsure

Re: “Our failure to deal with individuals with psychosis is killing them” (Web page A12, Could 14).

I’m writing to you to disagree with Linda Mimms within the above article.

Particularly, she states that “On a regular basis an individual is in untreated psychosis extra mind harm happens.”

That is very controversial in printed articles by the NIH finding out this query. In my overview of NIH articles, untreated psychosis is just not confirmed to trigger neurotoxicity, although it continues to be studied.

Alternatively, I do agree that legal guidelines have to be created to permit households and psychiatrists to make choices for therapy for adults who’re gravely disabled as a consequence of psychosis.

Prudence Delamater
Palo Alto

Supreme Courtroom is
serving us effectively

Re: “Clarence Thomas can’t undermine excessive court docket’s legitimacy quick sufficient” (Web page A13, Could 14).

I disagree with those that are trying to delegitimize the Supreme Courtroom in an effort to alter the dimensions or construction of the court docket. My response to Jamelle Bouie’s column concerning Justice Clarence Thomas is that her phrases serve the identical function because the actions of the Jan. 6 conspirators, by making an attempt to undermine our authorities for their very own functions.

She weakens her case by misusing the phrase apparatchiks to explain individuals who Clarence Thomas spends time with. She weakened it additional when she wrote that after Supreme Courtroom choices pleasing to the political left, Congress was left free “to implement the Structure as written.” Congress doesn’t implement the Structure, the manager department does.

I imagine our Supreme Courtroom has served us effectively and as meant by our Framers. I imagine it nonetheless does.

David Reynolds
Scotts Valley

How can we
management AI genie?

At this time an AI “artist” can produce a “Picasso” that the common particular person can’t distinguish from a Picasso-produced Picasso.