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Posted on June 26 at 5:01 p.m.
I think this is great. I hope that some of the people who actually live in this area will attend.
This is a very good example of taking back a part of town that had become dangerous and at least attempting to give it back to the people in the area who would like to make use of it for the recreational area it was intended to be.
On Bohnett Park Starts Free Movie Nights
Posted on June 26 at 4:56 p.m.
Loonpt, perhaps because she didn't realize it was rape at the time? Or that she was inexperienced, or had a messed up idea of relationships and what sex should be like? Often people who have a pattern of abuse in their background genuinely think that rape is what sex is. If that's all they've ever known, it's understandable that they would not recognize what was actually happening to them.
I'm not saying that's the case here, I have no idea. My point is that there are myriad reasons why someone would have repeated contact with their rapist.
Asking why just seems to blame her for what happened, even if that's not what you mean to do. A better question than why did the victim "put herself in harm's way" might be "why did this man rape her?"
On Isla Vista Man Accused of Rape Appears Court
Posted on June 24 at 8:40 a.m.
Maybe she looks "bitter" and "resentful" because she's in the undesirable position of looking like the person calling the shots when she could very well be just enforcing them? It's her job to manage that property, apparently, so she's going to be the one who follows through with the owner's wishes.
I think it's sad that permission was denied for this, too.
But I think it's untenable to go after a woman's appearance in one candid shot and label her for it...for ANY reason, but particularly when we don't have any idea what she thinks about the situation or what really was said.
On Building Manager, Cops Shut Down Mural Event
Posted on May 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Any intelligent, reasonable gun owner has no excuse to continue to tout the NRA as being anything but a detriment to this country. At this point, they aren't even about supposed gun rights, they have crossed over into a for-profit lobbying entity.
The problem with the NRA really does go far beyond the issue of gun control. They have too much influence that comes from unethical and probably technically illegal power via money and contributions.
With them out of the way, some reasonable gun control measures that make some actual sense might have a chance to be enacted.
On Stand Up to NRA
Posted on May 29 at 4:25 p.m.
I'm not surprised that this was covered by the news. There have been shootings in progress and deaths in progress that are recorded on tape and then shown over and over without concern for the privacy or feelings of the victims or their families. This is how the press works.
While I'd love to see people in the media have a bit more sensitivity and put people's dignity over making ratings and a quick buck from sensationalism, I have to agree in principle with realitycheck88.
Do I understand the sentiment behind this letter? Absolutely. Ultimately, this is a facet of a free society and freedom of speech/press.
On The Right to Grieve Untelevised
Posted on May 29 at 4:16 p.m.
Gotta love opinion letters that talk about integrity and experience and yet roundly ignore any actual facts about what a person has done in their position that is good for the community or a reason why they have earned re-election.
I have absolutely no horse in this race since I can't vote where I'm living, and while I'm not shocked at all that a letter like this would be written, I'd like to point out that the author seems intent on misleading people about Sandra Brown by inferring her qualifications are somewhat limited to a paramedic's license.
This woman was a narcotics detective and a sergeant!! I think there was a deliberate attempt to conceal her actual experience in this letter, which is unfortunate because it appears to be a shill letter, even if it might not be.
On Vote Sheriff Brown
Posted on May 24 at 9:24 p.m.
Yeah, no matter how disturbing and upsetting this last 24 hours has been, I don't think it's okay to refer to people as "Aspies" or to pluck homosexuality out of thin air in the name of explaining heinous, criminal behavior.
On Cottage Trauma Surgeon Says All Injured Victims Admitted Expected to Recover
Posted on May 24 at 9:08 p.m.
SBLifer - I know it's not convenient to your agenda here, but this person spent a great deal of time on websites that are anything BUT liberal or progressive in nature.
This is simply a case of an unstable person who was an extreme misogynist and racist. Some of the screen caps on other websites from these anti-woman and hateful sites is even more disturbing (and monotonous) than comments like yours.
People died here, right here in our community. This isn't a moment for you to shine, buddy.
On Insights into Isla Vista Shooter Elliot Rodger
Posted on February 5 at 7:22 p.m.
He got a "raw deal?" I wonder how she justifies that to herself.
People who marry murderers in prison when they haven't known them before their crimes are in some way or form pathological. Whether it's the need to be seen by someone as their savior or to feel special that they are the only one who "gets" their spouse, whatever....something is wrong with someone who seeks out a life with someone in prison or on death row who has been convicted of a violent crime or murder.
And folks, a lot of men marry women in prison, too. It's not a distasteful behavior that women have cornered the market on!
On Meet Mrs. Jesse James Hollywood
Posted on December 11 at 5:33 p.m.
Loonpt, you really have a phenomenal lack of self-awareness to post a photo like that and then be offended and try to turn things around when others here call you out on what was truly distasteful behavior.
A vibrant young woman has lost her life and you took a moment, while she was alive and fighting, to post a photo of her here that you hoped would either start an argument or back yours up. There's just no getting around that, no matter how offended you are by the reactions to what you chose to post.
On DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Raymond Morua Has Criminal Record