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Thao is unqualified
to run an enormous metropolis

Re: “Oakland misses deadline for state crime support” (Web page A1, Sept. 16).

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao fired Chief Leronne Armstrong with out an impartial evaluate of the costs in opposition to him. This metropolis has been in a chaotic crime spree ever since then. She ought to have waited for an impartial evaluate of the info earlier than eradicating him from his job.

Chief Armstrong must be reinstated instantly. It doesn’t matter that Thao doesn’t personally like him. He was doing an ideal job, and nearly all of the residents of Oakland had a variety of religion in him.

Thao must resign. Even when this have been a metropolis of 4,000 individuals as an alternative of over 400,000 individuals, she doesn’t have the credentials for mayor. She has no concept the best way to run a metropolis successfully.

Lacking out on cash from the state for combating crime? Come on. Thao just isn’t certified for her job.

Pratiti Beldner

County leaders should
make jails protected

I used to be saddened and indignant to study that there was one other demise at Santa Rita Jail. Regardless of the explanations that introduced a person to jail, being in our county jail shouldn’t be a demise sentence because it was for the newest individual to die after being killed by his cellmate.

It’s the duty of the Board of Supervisors to make sure that the county jail is protected and that satisfactory medical and psychiatric screening identifies these in danger for suicide, life-threatening medical situations and violent habits. We will be unable to scale back deaths in jail till we put money into community-based remedy amenities that present a substitute for incarceration for the significantly mentally ailing.

We have to maintain the Board of Supervisors, Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare, and the sheriff accountable for what occurs inside our county jail.

Micky Duxbury

Lease plan may
assist finish Ukraine warfare

Would an finish to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine be lastly resolved with a easy lease of Crimea?

When the US positioned its largest Marine base in Cuba (Guantanamo Bay), we didn’t withdraw when Cuba modified management to a pro-Russia authorities. As a substitute, the US simply continued to lease Guantanamo Bay from Cuba.

Russia’s solely open-water port (a base not frozen half the 12 months) is Crimea, which is the place Russia’s navy relies. So, Russia can’t be anticipated to withdraw as a result of Ukraine elected a pro-NATO authorities.

So, if Russia merely makes use of its huge oil wealth to lease Crimea from Ukraine, will the warfare come to an finish? Seemingly sure if Ukraine additionally agrees to not permit NATO forces inside Ukraine — inside shell firing distance of Russia’s navy base.

Please policymakers, dealer this easy lease answer to save lots of lives and finish Russia-Ukraine’s clearly resolvable quagmire.

Chris Fure

Like their chief, Trump
followers hate liberally

Re: “Democrats completely satisfied to ignore GOP voters” (Web page A6, Sept. 6).

I agree, that it’s hatred that’s tearing the nation aside. However it’s not hatred for Donald Trump, it’s the vitriol of Trump supporters towards everyone else. I don’t perceive why Trump just isn’t seen by his followers as he’s in actuality: a narcissistic, egocentric, mendacity dictator wannabe who dedicated unimaginable crimes to cling to energy. Each single indictment in opposition to him relies on reality.

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