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SF Weekly Letters For May 19 - 25, 2016 



I'm without her: I find your column regarding Hillary Rodham Clinton bizarrely clueless ("Running Up That Hill," The Whore Next Door, 5/12/16). Eight years ago, I was of a similar opinion, but not now. Since then, HRC has demonstrated that she truly is a "Goldwater Girl," a Republican, and a warmonger, and that she is not a feminist, a Democrat, and a peacemaker. She is definitely not a progressive and has been dragged to the center by Bernie Sanders (who has his own flaws we won't go into here). I cannot vote for her because she said she is friends with Henry Kissinger, a war criminal who can't leave the USA for fear of getting arrested elsewhere. I cannot vote for her because she has done nothing to address income inequality, the root of sexism, racism, and division in this country, and she has aligned herself with the financial industry that is a cancer upon our society. She has more of a record now than eight years ago, and she appears not to have learned from her mistakes. I would love to vote for a woman for president, like Shirley Chisholm, like Elizabeth Warren, like Barbara Lee, but not like Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kelley Snider, Oakland


Making hysteria great again: According to California law, everyone has the right to record a public meeting ("John Avalos Has No More Fucks To Give," Max DeNike, The Snitch, 5/13/16). I was following all of the rules, and only started recording the crowd when they were disruptive several times. By the way, I used to write for the Huffington Post, and I've gone after both Democrats and Republicans in my reporting. For example, I reported extensively on the three Ron Paul aides that were just found guilty in Iowa. This isn't about ideology. If a bunch of Donald Trump supporters had started applauding, I would have turned my camera on them as well. When people create a ruckus, it's the most obvious thing in the world to record that: they are drawing attention to themselves. What you seem to miss is that there is a fundamental freedom of press issue here. I was removed for no lawful reason. That should concern everybody. Lee Stranahan


Reporters will save you: "Solving" homelessness will cost some dollar multiple of the perhaps 10,000 homeless people who have lived here over the past decades since they've been counting. Building out substance and mental health treatment capacity for thousands of indigent people will be more expensive than building out housing for thousands more indigent people. We can be made to afford that. But the people who the Chronicle has helped elect to office for the past three decades have not even come close to addressing solutions at that scale. Marcos


Wail about the chief: The liberal progressives are on a tear and the Queen, KIM, is going to be dethroned ("Supervisor Jane Kim: Police Chief Greg Suhr Has Got To Go," Chris Roberts, The Snitch, 5/11/16). If people don't know, she is from N.Y. and a lawyer. Not even a San Franciscan. She is being termed out and will lose the state Senator bid. She is going after Suhr because her left-leaning liberals want him to go. Next one to get rid of is Peskin. Michael James


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