Letters for October 4, 2018
Re: “The most dangerous man in the Delta” by Scott Thomas Anderson (News, September 20):
I believe it should have been titled “The most honest man in the Delta … speaking truth to power.” It was an excellent article highlighting much of what Dan [Bacher] has talked and written about for years and what he has fought for and against for far longer: fraud, corruption, collusion, racketeering. Geez, it sounds like I’m talking about the family court—CPS, etc. It’s all institutionalized fraud, corruption and racketeering. Just in the old days, they just found their government puppets to do their bidding (the puppet masters gazillionaire string pullers). Now, they like them a bit more hypocritical, using people who pretend to be all out for protecting the environment, while simultaneously increasing oil leasing, fracking and water guzzling without permits. I guess these days, you can be a half-assed environmentalist, or a selective one, and get away with it, a la Jerry Brown. Pretty sad!
Good guys vs. bad guys
Re: “Sheriffs, not kings,” by Jeff vonKaenel (Greenlight, September 20):
We the voters elected the sheriff after the police inaction during the Antifa and BAMN [By Any Means Necessary] attacks on legal demonstrators. You remember, when the local media “couldn’t tell the good guys from the bad guys,” despite some folks carrying clubs and some folks had blood running down their faces. So, if the sheriff does not want somebody else looking over his deputies’ shoulders, or rummaging through the files, that is just the way it should be. He is the sheriff, we elected him. Let him do his job.
Do your duty
Re: “Special delivery turns into larceny opportunity,” by Dylan Svoboda (News, September 20):
When [mail theft] happens to you, please file a report online with the police department. You may think it doesn’t matter, but it helps with establishing that petty crime like this is actually on the rise!
Re: “Putting down the watchdog,” by Raheem F. Hosseini (News, September 20):
[Sheriff] Scott Jones is shady A.F.! Can’t believe he’s still in charge.
The September 27 article, “Best nursery with a purpose,” incorrectly attributed photography credit to the writer. The photos were taken by and belong to Paige Brittany Photography and Erica Cervantez. SN&R regrets the error.
The September 27 article, “Slow and low,” incorrectly stated that Auntie Dolores went out of business as a result of new marijuana regulations. The company did not close. They did change their product lines to not include edibles. SN&R regrets the error.