The Hispanic community speaks out
The Oxnard community is not going to simmer down regarding the horrible police action that resulted in the deaths of Robert Ramirez and Alfonso Limon. Delaying resolutions of these sensitive issues, the customary District Attorney Greg Totten tactic to “allow the issue to cool down,” will not be tolerated by a (Hispanic) community too long robbed of justice and resolution Totten, who customarily uses (misuses) his power and authority to supersede the designated venue (unbiased courts of law) for determining guilt or innocence must allow the prescribed entity to determine that guilt or innocence where law enforcement officers are involved. Totten enjoys an obvious conflict of interests in these cases. He, himself, had he respect for his office, would recuse himself from that highly questionable privilege.
The new minority: white conservative Republicans
The Ventura Communist Reporter editorial/letter section seems to degrade on a weekly basis, doesn’t it? It’s sunk to the level of children chanting “nanna-nanna boo-boo I beat you.” Except, in the case of the commies who write in to crow, it’s to cheer about taking others’ property and guns, elevating illegal aliens above actual citizens, and about how proud they are to have politically cleansed this once-great state and turned it into a one-party dictatorship. So much for progressives’ love of diversity, fairness, democracy and respect of minorities (white conservative Republicans).
As a lifelong Californian, longtime Ventura County resident, who served in the military defending this nation from the USSR/communism in the ’60’s and ’70s I never imagined I — as a law-abiding citizen — would be turned into a hated minority in my own state and nation. I took up arms to defend my nation and my Constitution, but now the communists here want to take my arms and my Constitution away. I never thought hard work and success would be demonized while laziness and failure celebrated. For all the differences we’d had, I never thought out-and-out law-breakers (illegals) would be shamefully pandered-to by the Democrats. I thought it could never happen here, but it has.
While our eyes were diverted outward, protecting against an external threat, the communists were inside all along and took over right behind our backs. I am now beginning to understand how blacks probably felt in the Deep South during the days of Jim Crow and segregation — to be turned into a second-class citizen and criminal for no reason other than being unlucky enough to be outnumbered by my oppressors. God help us.
Address and phone # withheld because
I don’t trust communists.
Multimillion dollar idea still ludicrous
RE: The councilman’s response (Letters, 2/21)
After writing a letter about the non-sense idea that Councilman Brian Brennan wrote, about multimillion-dollar bridges or tunnels to allow a few people that live in the area of upper Seaward to be able to get to the beach without using any of the roads that are readily available to them, Mr. Brennan answered my letter, and both were published in the Feb. 21 edition of the VCReporter.
Mr. Brennan, in his answer, continues to weep about the fact that these poor people, who for years, have been trespassing on railroad property to get to the beach, either have to brave the horrendous trials of using Seaward Avenue to traverse to the beach or they have to spend a few minutes longer and use San Jon Road.
He goes on to state the obvious, which is the city of Ventura in the past made a real bad decision by allowing the railroad to cut our city in half with its tracks and thereby limiting the cities access to the beach. Then, of course, to make matters worse, it also allowed the 101 Freeway to be built and really cut off access to the beach.
He again, as he is wont to do, exaggerates when he says that from where he lives (I am assuming he lives in the upper Seaward area), it would take him 20 minutes to use Seaward to get to the beach, if he isn’t killed by some crazed driver. Or if he took the San Jon route, he would waste 35 minutes one way, of his busy schedule or possibly decide to drive his car. As he mentioned in his first letter in the Breeze, 20,000 people are hampered because the railroad installed the fence, a bit of an exaggeration. Now the 35-minute one-way trip on a bicycle is stretching it a bit also. I am sure Mr. Brennan wishes he never left his house on lower Anacapa Street.
I hesitate to ask. Has Mr. Brennan, or the 20,000 inconvenienced folks he is weeping about, ever thought about leaving for the beach 15 or 20 minutes sooner? The idea of spending multimillions of dollars on such a pie-in-the-sky idea is ludicrous. I encourage all members of the Ventura community who feel Councilman Brennan is going way beyond a reasonable approach to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know how you feel. He is going to make a presentation to the rest of the City Council during the Council meeting on Feb. 25 and ask them to jump aboard this totally ridiculous idea. I certainly hope the balance of the Council has more gray matter than Mr. Brian Brennan is showing at this time.