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SF Weekly Letters April 2-8, 2014 


Care for Sex Workers

Solace not the only place for sex workers to get care: St. James Infirmary has provided peer-based medical care and counseling support to sex workers in San Francisco since 1999. It would be great if you could update the article to give folks who may feel a gap about Solace SF's demise in regards to those services an idea of where to access care ["Sweet Nothings: A Crusade to Help Sex Workers Crumbles," Kate Conger, feature, 3/26].

Where Addicts are Made

Column doesn't teach reader anything new: Is this a poem? You're kind of all over the place here ["Addicts Are Made, Not Born," Chris Roberts, Chem Tales, 3/26]. And isn't a lot of this old news? I feel like I've been hearing about this crack vs. cash experiment for at least a year. And that cocaine (the "white folks" drug, as you put it) is the same drug as crack isn't exactly breaking news either. Speaking of old news, you may find the 1970s Rat Park experiment interesting.


Blog Comments of the Week

Wolves in sheep's clothing are everywhere: Crooks and thieves come in all shapes and sizes, from every level of society ["Sen. Leland Yee Arrested on Bribery and Corruption Charges," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 3/26]. Unless a person comes from nowhere, believes in nothing, and has never done anything wrong, he can stop the mudslinging and name-calling. Even a child knows there's good and bad on both sides of the aisle.


Google Glass martyr doesn't sound like a model employee: If this person worked for my company I would not want my products to be associated with her name, her face, or her offensive remarks ["Sarah Slocum: Multiple Restraining Orders Allege History of Violence for Google Glass Martyr," Joe Eskenazi, the Snitch, 3/20].


Another reader feels sorry for the Google Glass martyr: I do feel a little sorry for Sarah Slocum after seeing that San Mateo court database that also revealed her parents themselves had domestic violence issues when Slocum was a child. I feel bad that her past civil matters have been revealed. I'm sure she is embarrassed and it could affect her employability, when civil issues are not usually part of background checks. However, she should not have been going out of her way to seek media attention after provoking bar patrons. Get some sense, Sarah.



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