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SF Weekly Letters for the Week of Sept. 10-16, 2015 

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Not a bad idea: I propose that [the Board of Supervisors] immediately hire, on a full time basis, one civilian for each fire station to monitor the citizens who enter the station to use the bathroom during business hours and clean it when necessary ("For Emergencies Only: SF's Secret Bathrooms," Chris Roberts, Sucka Free City, 9/2/2015). This would allow for the bathroom to be used at all times, not just the fraction of time that the firefighters are there. R.M.

You're overthinking this: A gallon of semen? ("Condom Wars in California's Porn Industry," Jeremy Lybarger, Sucka Free City, 9/2/2015) That would put a person into hypovolemic shock. Corpsman up!

Every other comment was racist: I am protesting with my dollar ("Violent Altercation at Whole Foods; Witness Says Black Customer Bloodied After Attempting to 'Buy Groceries with his EBT Card," Julia Carrie Wong, The Snitch, 9/4/2015). I like their quality but I don't want or need to sponsor this bias or violence. I have the same feeling in my heart while viewing this foto as I did when I saw the photo of the 3 year-old washed onto the shores of Bodrum. Both have been treated as trash, bothers, expendable, unworthy. Something is very wrong. Jax

In "The Shrimp Boy Factor" (9/3/15), Chris Roberts wrote that Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow threatened the safety of former Supervisor David Chiu. This refers to a 2009 ad Chow is said to have placed in the Chinese-language press calling Chiu "a corpse eating a vegetarian dinner," as well as a series of other mysterious events that appear to point to Chow.

In a Sept. 6 letter to SF Weekly, Chow attorney Curtis Briggs wrote, "There has yet to be any agreement on the interpretation of the Chinese newspaper's 2009 message to Chiu, or any link to Chow whatsoever."

Chiu, who was provided with an SFPD security detail for six months after the "corpse" incident, has said publicly that he was threatened by Chow, who is scheduled to stand trial for racketeering later this year.

Morpheous's Bondage Extravaganza will take place at the Armory on September 12, not September 26 ("Fall Arts 2015: Sex," Siouxsie Q, 9/2/2015). SF Weekly regrets the error.

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