BIGGER PICTURE

In response to Andre Coleman’s opinion “Everywhere You Look” (Aug. 8), he correctly identified the El Paso shooter’s right-wing political convictions but failed to mention that the Dayton shooter self-identified as extremely left wing and anti-police. In his “manifesto” he declared his support for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

The mentally deranged come in all stripes. As far as more gun control laws, let’s look at a city with the toughest gun control laws in the nation. In that city, there have been over 1,712 shootings to date, of which 312 people died from the shootings. Yes, it is the city we don’t talk about, Chicago.

Rifles kill. How about knives?

According to data from the FBI crime report, 4.3 times as many people were killed by knives or other cutting instruments as were killed by rifles.

~ PAUL KRAL

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NOW IS THE TIME

It’s time for Congress to begin a formal impeachment inquiry. I can arrive at no other conclusion after Mueller’s testimony to Congress. Mueller did his job; now it’s on Congress to do theirs.

Trump may lie, but the evidence does not, and Mueller found plenty of it. His report clearly outlined at least 10 occasions in which Trump obstructed justice. Obstruction of justice is a serious crime. If you or I did what Trump did, we’d be in jail. But Trump remains free only because he’s president. As Mueller said in his testimony, a longstanding Department of Justice policy prevented him from indicting a sitting president. There is no law regarding this issue and it is not in the Constitution.

Mueller also found over 100 secret communications between Trump’s team and Russia or individuals tied to Russia. His campaign chairman even gave polling data to a former Russian intelligence officer on a regular basis. Trump can yell “no collusion” all he wants, but these actions are unacceptable from any American, much less from the Commander in Chief who is tasked with protecting our national security.

It’s time for our representative Adam Schiff and the rest of Congress to finally open a formal impeachment inquiry to hold Trump accountable and send a message to Trump and future presidents that welcoming the help of a foreign government — and obstructing justice to cover it up — will not be tolerated.

~ DEBRA A. COHN, PH.D

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE

WIRELESS WORRIES

Regarding wireless technology, there is more than meets the eye that’s been reported in the media. The problem is the absence of commentary on adverse health risks.

There are thousands of peer-reviewed studies with established science of the health hazards caused by non-ionizing EMF (electro-magnetic field) exposures. Radiation is the single-most important health issue of our time.

During a Feb.7 US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of 5G and its impact, US Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, raised the fact that there has been no scientific research and data on 5G’s potential health risks.

In April, Sprint was forced to shut down the cell phone tower at Ripon California elementary school after some parents said it may be linked to several recent cases of childhood cancer from harmful radiation. Sprint said that their towers are safe because they meet the FCC standards. The problem is that these supposedly safe levels of exposure are based on decades old studies (1996) and are applied to advanced technology. Plus, the exposure time is only six to 30 minutes versus the equivalent of living next to a tower. In addition, their studies are based on thermal heat only and disregard the biological DNA damage caused by non-ionizing microwave radiation. Because of these two factors their “safe guidelines” are scientifically unsound and meaningless.

The hardest part of the stop the 5G campaign is convincing people something can be done, or they acquiescence to the rollout whether they like it or not. The more information people have, the public’s opinion will shift dramatically overnight. It will be the bane of the mainstream media to hold them accountable for not reporting.

We need to put ample pressure on corporations of government about what is the real risk regarding health. This conversation should have been held years ago and needs to happen.

~ JULIE MORA

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