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State ought to name violent
crimes what They’re

Dan Walters Is true on Collectively with his column on The factors with Proposition 57 (“Robust state meaconstructive lets violent felons get launched,” Website 7, Dec. 8). We voters have been purchased a lie.

Definitely one of many foundational factors with California regulation is the ridiculous definitions Of What’s a violent crime. How is committing home violence not a violent crime? Rape of an unconscious particular person Isn’t a violent crime. Trafficking A toddler for prostitution Isn’t a violent crime. Assault with a lethal weapon Isn’t a violent crime. Stabbing and slashing a girlfriend Isn’t a “violent” crime.

We now Want to restore this fregulation Inside the California penal code.

Andrea Puck
Santa Clara

PUC choice is
an egregious one

The PUC choice to significantly scale again incentives for rooftop photo voltaic installations Is simply outrageous. It is In all probcapability the most egregious step againward in averting local climate change.

The argument that This will assist grid relicapability is disingenuous. Getting extra To place in photo voltaic scale agains peak demand, and promenadeotes power independence. Now that assists the grid. Reducing power demand with photo voltaic will scale again power prices and Which will current aid for low-income clients.

It’s time To wash up the PG&E-embedded PUC as quickly as and for all, And take away its members so The general public can appoint leaders That basinamey work Inside The general public’s curiosity. It is time To write down your legislators and put a cease to this smoke and mirrors effort To regulate The general public’s proper to power.

Mark Grzan
Morgan Hill

Push Congress to move
environmental simplyice invoice

Congress should redress the harm carried out by fossil fuels by moveing the Environmental Justice for All Act. This invoice would codify environmental simplyice provisions into regulation To Make constructive that our new power system leaves Nobody behind.

The invoice would incorporate environmental simplyice Inside the Civil Rights Act of 1964; strengthen environmental consider requirements; fund new well being equity grant packages; authorize teaching and education grants; direct federal businesses To collect knowledge and To make the most of that evaluation To inform regulatory coverage.

That is typinamey A no brainer. By investing in underserved communities, coveragemakers Might assist enconstructive a simply and equitable clear power transition. My congresswoman, Anna Eshoo, and one of our senators, Alex Padilla, are co-sponsors. Please name your congressional recurrentatives to co-sponsor and vote for the Environmental Justice for All Act.

Ed Milner
Mountain View

Sinema’s change is
a ploy for consideration

Re. “Unbiased Sinema brings intrigue to Arizona Senate race,” Website A4, Dec. 10:

The confetti had barely been swept up Inside the aftermath of Raphael Warnock’s essential victory Inside the hotly contested Georgia senatorial race when Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, fearing irrelevancy, declared her intention to run as an Unbiased.

As a Outcome of the article suggests Sinema’s primary focus now, and all by way of her political profession, “is her boundless capability To draw consideration to herself.” With the Senate majority tilting blue the tiresome self-serving antics of each Sinema and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin are, hopefully, behind us.

One hopes that the earnest residents of Arizona lastly understand that Sinema doesn’t give a rattling about them or the numerous political and social challenges that confront her state and this nation. Pretty, like an growing older promenade queen, she endeavors To primarytain on to her tiara.

Barry Goldman-Hall
San Jose