Every where you turn now days you see/hear of another senseless shooting, then the discussions on how to stop it. It goes on for hours. I think if the media would just back off, let these hot bed areas figure things out without all the cameras & microphones in their faces, let them breathe. You know the 15 minutes of fame phrase, well, this is what the media is fueling the fire with. The sad thing is these groups are riding it based on a tragedy.
The current racial issues are focused on how we learn to get along with and respect each other and how to change the “attitudes” of law enforcement personnel as it relates to the black community. Leadership gathers a diverse group of people and they “discuss” what should be done – that is, they talk, talk, talk and then everyone goes back to their own world and life goes on.
Re “Preventing forest fires is up to Congress” (Page 3B, July 7): The Bee rightly decries the self-defeating practice of raiding forest fire prevention funds to pay for escalating firefighting costs. Sadly, it focuses its support on a Band-Aid while taking another potshot at me for a “plan that has gone nowhere.”