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Re: “Death Penalty Duel

It is unfortunate that people see the Death Penalty as some type of justice or closure for the victims families. There are not enough words in any language that can begin to describe the pain of losing someone and the lingering pain itself becomes a fixture that can't be replaced. I know what those families feel as I have lost my brother. He and I were very close so it hit me the hardest, despite him being my mother's first born and the only son she bore. After my brother was brutally murdered, I wanted each and every person who took part in his death slowly tortured begging for death, but as the years passed the hurt still remained in the deepest innermost part of my heart, and yet my brother was still gone never to return. Giving these guys a death sentence won't ease my pain, or make me feel better and it definitely won't bring my brother back. A life for a Life isn't justice by any means, but life in prison without parole is a starting point. Prison isn't a luxury that some people make it out to be. The prisoners don't get three meals a day, they don't get to shower everyday and medical attention is a joke at best. They may have tvs, radios, etc. but what good are they, being locked up in an over crowded hot/cold (depending on the weather outside), disease/rat infested cage? For all those who oppose the death penalty reform, they should experience San Quentin's Death Row for an entire month as an inmate and see if justice would be better served by Death. Of course everyone has an opinion, but opinions tend to shift quickly when the Murderer is now part of their family and they don't want to see death imposed on them. Hypocrisy at best when the tables turn, but who am I to judge. #YesOn62 #TheJusticeThatWorksAct #NOon66 There's NO Justice in Murder no matter how you paint the picture.

Posted by Leanora on 08/30/2016 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Porn Again

In the last sentence, you mean: just until you need glasses. lol

Posted by robin bobbin on 08/29/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Eyes Wide Open

RE: Eyes Wide Open August 10-16, 2016

I greatly appreciate your insightful piece about law enforcement's continuous efforts to withhold critically important video evidence from public scrutiny.
However, I would like to address an oft-repeated misunderstanding that seriously muddies the question. You write: "The ongoing debate over public access to police body- and dash-cam videos can be viewed through the lens that sees a national tug-of-war over whether black lives or blue lives MATTER MORE." [emphasis mine]
I don't qualify for membership in Black Lives Matter but I do belong to a number of allied groups and according to published BLM information that I have seen, that movement has never suggested "that your lives matter any less" but rather that "BLACK LIVES MATTER JUST AS MUCH." [emphasis mine]
Another slogan that has recently taken traction among some allies is, "How can All Lives Matter when Black and Brown lives don't?"
This essential point is frequently missed by those blinded by white privilege but it's easily understood when the will to do so is there.

Kathleen Finigan
Santa Rosa

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Posted by finnie on 08/13/2016 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Death Penalty Duel

I'll support Death Penalty Repeal, Prop 62. Scott Peterson has his own comfy cell with television and gets out often to play basketball. Life in the general population would be preferable.

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Posted by MHilber on 08/04/2016 at 8:40 PM

Re: “HIV

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Re: “HIV

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Posted by Nacy Davis on 07/29/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Labor Pains

This is ridiculous. ESC members should STRIKE!!!

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Posted by MatthewRN on 07/28/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Labor Pains

This should be in the Press Democrat or somewhere else where more people will read it.

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Posted by Jackie on 07/28/2016 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Labor Pains

It's time for Sonoma County to prioritize its the critical public services provided to the communities most vulnerable and the staff who keep Sonoma County healthy and safe.

Come hear for yourself what is at stake:
North Bay Workers’ Rights Board hearing
Saturday, August 13th, 9:30 am -11:30 am (doors open at 9 am for coffee)
Christ Church United Methodist 1717 Yulupa, Santa Rosa

The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

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Posted by Betsy20 on 07/27/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “HIV

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Posted by Maris Sandra on 07/03/2016 at 5:22 AM

Re: “Debriefer: June 29, 2016

Neither SB 1190 nor AB 2002 are necessary. Existing laws regarding ex parte communications with coastal commissioners requiring that treasures complete the form with detailed information. If the commission wants to increased transparency, they could post the forms online prior to a hearing. Oral reports about X partake medications could be followed – up by a written form that is posted online.

Posted by Steve Aceti on 06/30/2016 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Feminist Fatale

Hillary is certainly the equal of many men that have been president---such a Tricky Dick Nixon. Hillary's lack of fitness for the presidency comes of the fact that she is not the equal of any of the good women who would have well served in the highest office in the land or any other position of trust and responsibility to other members of a community that woman have long served in a capacity far better than have far too long been reserved for occupancy by a male. And let us be fair minded in recognizing that Hillary is as equally unfit as men all too often have been in any position.

Posted by Sam Osborne on 06/29/2016 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Feminist Fatale

If Sanders says he's voting for Clinton I would think that it would be an acceptable, and his recommended, path for his followers.

Posted by Chris Gilbert on 06/29/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Toxic Redux?

Do you trust the Sonoma County tourism industry?....Do you remember last years outbreak and those that entered during the R.R. Blues and Jazz festival?...And the concurent "Valley Fire."....Too many were not informed of the Russian River as non-potable and prior canine deadly.

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Posted by Brad Pipal on 06/08/2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Hidden Agenda

Hey ! I was enlightened by the details - Does someone know where my business would be able to grab a template DA 4856 document to type on ?

Posted by vincentjamesj on 05/26/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Dogfight

Defender, the full article with an additional comment from Levitt is here: http://pacificsun.com/upfront-bone-of-contention/?utm_medium=email&sslid=M7E0MbC0NLI0MrQAAA&sseid=MzaxsDQysrAwAgA&jobid=2facf8ce-b18d-4c88-80f3-b661a5a82a32

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Posted by Concerned Citizen on 05/25/2016 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Troubled Tenants

Aren't these the same people who will protest EVERY low income housing development proposed? Without an income/means test, how do we know stabilizing the rent benefits only poor people? I personally have welcomed all new housing projects in San Rafael, being a lone voice in the NIMBY wilderness. I agree with paying a living wage as partially addressing the issue, encouraging builders to included below market rent units for those families below the HUD median also helps. But taking the ability to generate market revenue away from the housing providers will not encourage more apartments or condos or single family homes from being made available, it never has.

Posted by cgtripp on 05/25/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Dogfight

Perhaps I overlooked the first reference to the "Levitt" whose response to a studied concern by Ms. Pandapas (and many others) was: " . . . . That idea is floated by the flat-earth society."

This must be GGNRA spokesman "Howard Levitt " whose name-calling of opponents exemplifies his disdain for the public and for meaningful discourse. This contempt continues with his penchant for assigning himself the title of "Director of Communications and Partnerships" for the "Golden Gate National Parks."

This title is for an entity that does not even exist: The "Golden Gate National Parks" is NOT a Congressionally designated unit within the National Park Service. Instead, it seems that Mr. Levitt has assumed a mantle from the mash-up of two bodies that are morphing into one: The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (an NPS unit, supported by taxpayers, with a legislatively protected public access policy since 1972) and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (a private organization whose staff and operations are supported by donations; private, corporate and federal grants; and nonprofit status). Perhaps Mr. Levitt reports both to Christine Lehnertz, Superintendent of the GGNRA, and Greg Moore, President and CEO of the Conservancy?

In any case: The rule of law and Public voices in defense of Public Lands continue to be dismissed.

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Posted by Defender on 05/25/2016 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Down to the Wire

Where has Hopkins officially endorsed a ban on GMOs since becoming a candidate?

This is what a March 16, 2016 Press Democrat article said- "Lynda Hopkins, an organic farmer, on Wednesday expressed opposition to GMO crops and support for labeling of products that contain the altered organisms. She said she also signed the petition seeking to put the proposed county ban before voters.

But she stopped short of endorsing a ban, saying she wanted to read through “every single line” of the proposed ordinance before stating her position on it. Supporting the ban would likely put Hopkins at odds with many of her own supporters, including influential and deep-pocketed farming interests. Hopkins did not express concerns about that potential conflict, saying county politics are not “black and white.”

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Posted by Jacob Rich on 05/12/2016 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Down to the Wire

Lynda Hopkins is indeed smart and she genuinely seeks out the opinions of Sonoma County residents. She is an organic farmer who believes in urban growth boundaries. She supports the initiative to ban GMO's in Sonoma County. As a long time resident and voter, she has my vote for Supervisor!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Sonoma Male on 05/12/2016 at 12:19 AM

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