December 8, 2008
Re "Government as cyber-bully," editorial, and "Bush's pardons," editorial, Dec. 3 In one editorial, The Times urges Bush to be cautious in issuing presidential pardons, especially blanket pardons for CIA agents and others who participated in Bush's torture regime. In another editorial, The Times urges a federal judge to overturn a woman's conviction because "fibbing on an online form isn't a federal crime" and cyber-bullying is not a crime either. Lori Drew's actions contributed to a teenage girl's suicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2001
With all the tragedies that have been committed recently in our schools, one can only wonder why? Of all the crimes, how many could have been prevented if we would only listen? People need to start paying more attention to what others are saying and doing. Parents need to know what their child is doing. This could help stop a problem before it starts. JAYSON GIBSON Mission Viejo The school environment should be free of violence, and students like me should not feel threatened on campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001
Re "5 Hurt in Gunfire at High School Near San Diego; Student is Held," March 23: So, in less than a month another high school shooting rampage has devastated yet another group of students and parents. And in less than a month yet another round of righteous finger-pointing and bleating defenses will begin: It's not guns. Society has had guns for centuries, but only now are kids blazing away at school. It's not violent entertainment. Video games, titillatingly violent music CDs and gory movies aren't that powerful.
February 7, 2005
Re "A Suicidal Selection," Commentary, Feb. 4: I am supporting Howard Dean for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. I am sick of the ignorant, corrupt, bullying, hypocritical liars who control the Republican Party and the country. I am sick of the GOP spin machines that distort every opposing view and portray even the idea of dissent as tantamount to treason. I am sick of the media, which are either in the pocket of the Republicans or so cowed by right-wing bullies that they dare not raise their voices to oppose the policies of the Bush administration.