Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

What has the president really done to help black people?

Ms. Christy’s comments against Mr. Jackson’s criticism of Obama were interesting. Christy “labeled” Jackson as shameful and as a racist. This is what liberals do when they can’t make an honest argument; they think they will win their argument when they call names.

Just because Obama is black, he has no right interfering with affairs of the state whether the issue involves whites, blacks, Hispanics or any race. The last time he did this he was wrong and ended up sharing a beer at the White House with police officers who were only doing their jobs by detaining a black man. He subtly, or not so subtly, accused the police officers of racism in that situation.

In his so-called attempt to help people understand what the black man has to endure, he made excuses for Trayvon Martin’s behavior the night he was killed. For political reasons only Mr. Obama did what he does best: anger and divide the whites and people of color.

Obama should address the real problems such as 73 percent of black children born without a father figure, black on black crime and unemployment ... except for sales of illegal drugs. This behavior is rampant in large cities like Chicago and Detroit that have been governed by Democrats for years.

Christy forgets that when Obama had both the house and senate he was too busy passing a worthless health care bill to even think of the poor African-American people and their problems.

William Neumann


‘Intensive training’ won’t create compassion at shelter

I was sickened when I read the Aug. 6 article about the Shih Tzu Rollie being destroyed by Carson City Animal Shelter staff. If they had any heart, knowing Rollie’s owner wanted to take him home would in itself have stopped them from killing him.

No amount of so-called “intensive training” planned for these staff will instill heart. This act should be punished like any other behavior that would result in immediate dismissal, such as theft. Empathy for pets and their owners is a fundamental attribute for working in a shelter. Workers lacking this could also treat animals abusively. I’m appalled that anyone believes “intensive training” will make a difference.

Cherrill Cristman

Carson City


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