February 21, 2006
Re "Cheney Disclosure Could Serve as Defense for Libby," Feb. 16 When is a leak of classified information not an illegal leak? When the president and the vice president do the leaking by executive order. They simply declassify the information first. Is Congress going to let them get away with declaring that they are simply above the law? LEROY MILLER West Hills The vice president's disclosure that he has the authority to release classified information presents a dangerous political scenario in an administration noted for its secrecy and penchant for classifying information.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1990
Five days after artworks worth more than $1 million were stolen in Van Nuys, Los Angeles police remained puzzled over who took them and why. About 8 p.m. Monday, a masked gunman tied up Robert Silver, part-owner of Eagle Limited's warehouse, took his watch and wallet, loaded the artworks into the company van and escaped. Detectives said Friday that there are no suspects.
June 19, 1990 |
The owner of a Van Nuys art publishing company told police today that a masked gunman tied him to a chair, loaded a company van with a million dollars worth of paintings, lithographs and serigraphs, and then drove off. Robert Silver, 44, told officers it took him three hours to free himself enough to dial police, talking to them over a speaker telephone. "When officers arrived . . . Silver was still tied to the chair, and they freed him," said Detective Richard Schauer.
September 13, 2012
Re "Details, Mr. Romney," Editorial, Sept. 11 In reducing tax rates by 20%, the rate reduction is greater for those in the higher brackets. For example, income once taxed at a marginal rate of 25% would be taxed at 20%, while the 36% bracket would go down to about 29%. As for the loopholes, Mitt Romney will have a far harder time getting a fractious Congress to agree on which ones to close if he doesn't identify and discuss them now than he will if he discloses and discusses them now, wins the presidency and has the specific public mandate he campaigned on. Robert Silver Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Telling a 9/11 story Letters: AEG's hold on City Hall Letters: Breakfast in the classroom
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1989
A North Hollywood man who told authorities he was the victim of an abduction and shooting has been arrested as a suspect in a San Francisco murder, Los Angeles police said Thursday. Police found Elijah Franklin, 40, who had been shot repeatedly and left for dead, beside the Golden State Freeway in Sylmar on Aug. 2.
February 18, 2008
Re "Senate OKs bill to extend wiretaps," Feb. 13 The Senate again yielded to the threats of George W. Bush, a president whose credibility approaches zero, this time agreeing to retroactive immunity for telephone companies that facilitated the administration's warrantless wiretapping. It is clear that the Senate and the White House do not represent the people. What good are constitutional rights if they're not enforced? Thomas Bliss Sherman Oaks -- Between hidden military tribunals empowered to sentence accused terrorists to death and the grant of immunity to telecommunications companies for illegal wiretaps, democracy and the rule of law in America have suffered grievous blows from which they may never recover.