Letters for March 12, 2015

Use a condom?

Re “Right this wrong” by Nick Miller (SN&R Editor's Note, March 5):

Your article ends with “Isn't it time to right a decades old wrong, one that unfairly discriminates against poor moms and families?”

I ask you: Isn't it time poor moms, illegals and families started using a condom and stop forcing our tax dollars to go to something completely in their control?



More welfare-queen logic

Re “Right this wrong” by Nick Miller (SN&R Editor’s Note, March 5):

I agree with this law. There are a significant number of people who think the way to increase their income is to have more babies. Why should working people pay more for others to do nothing but make more mouths to feed? I agree with taking care of the poor, but that’s simply not fair.

George Selkirk


Don’t blame hip-hop

Re “Ban hip-hop” by Mike Stinson (SN&R Letters, March 5):

Some time ago, I was standing near the corner of 20th and P streets in Sacramento when a man was beaten nearly to death by another man. A hip-hop show did not take place at or near the incident.

My husband and I attended a hip-hop show at Harlow’s on December 13, 2014. There was no drug-and-alcohol crazy crowd.

On November 9, 2014, a man near the Torch Club in Sacramento fired several shots from a gun. There was no subsequent talk of banning blues shows.

Violence occurs everywhere. It is not limited to hip-hop shows or the downtown Sacramento area.

Sacramento hip-hop has flourished over 20 years, despite discriminatory attitudes like yours. If you think it is just underground, open your eyes. It’s here and it’s not going anywhere.

Karilyn Almeida


K Street redux

Re “K.J. Inc., redux” by Cosmo Garvin (SN&R Bites; February 20, 2014):

Eight million dollars for a sculpture sounds like K Street all over again. Art is really in the eye of the beholder.

Greg Danel