Resisting arrest results in police shootings
It appears that evidently with any taking pictures by police and a minority, the media, along side the Democrats, robotically go to their “systemic racism” speaking factors, with none details or investigation. Each incident appears to generate protests, with the standard activists, that many occasions result in riots/property destruction/looting in main cities.
What everyone seems to be overlooking is that resisting arrest in each case results in bodily confrontations. In lots of incidents of “systemic racism,” demise wouldn’t have occurred if the sufferer didn’t resist arrest! The victims can be alive right this moment.
Our downside is systemic resistance!
Actions taken in main cities to disrespect and defund the police have emboldened the legal aspect. This empowers people with a sense that it’s OK to withstand arrest.
The media, politicians and neighborhood leaders ignore the apparent, that resistance results in battle. When police should restrain a resisting particular person, it places each events in jeopardy of bodily hurt.
One’s life is extra necessary than getting away. Higher to be alive for an additional day and “combat the combat” in courtroom!
Kenneth Lakich, Lakewood Ranch
Including resorts on crowded Siesta nonsensical
If three new resorts and a resort enlargement are allowed on Siesta Key, think about Midnight Move Highway, Seaside Highway and Ocean Boulevard with the impression of the automobile site visitors, the crowds and the parking disaster, even with resort parking offered (“Four developers now want to build hotels on Siesta Key,” April 22).
How can this barrier island that’s presently experiencing main lengthy traces of automobiles clogged up when its bridges go up survive 4 resorts added to this very small space?
The bottom line is presently going by way of large pressures from new residents dwelling in personal houses and new condos, who at the moment are a part of the biking, working and strolling actions on the very slender lanes of site visitors on the important thing.
Even with extra seashore parking added a couple of years in the past, it’s nonetheless a problem to discover a parking area after 9 a.m. when the solar is shining.
So as to add extra resorts when there’s already a 150-room resort being constructed on the nook of Stickney Level Highway and U.S. 41 defies widespread sense.
Siesta Key was as soon as often called “Paradise,” however now’s turning into often called a “Concrete Jungle.”
Wealthy Unger, Sarasota
Credit score capitalism for efficient vaccines
Am I the one one which finds it weird that liberals are nonetheless making an attempt to cram socialism down our throats, whereas on the similar time rolling up their sleeves to get a COVID-19 vaccine created by the modern minds at profit-motivated personal firms?
Do liberals actually imagine that we’d have had two extremely efficient, doubtlessly pandemic-stopping vaccines developed in lower than a yr with efficacy charges of as much as 95% with out the extremely aggressive nature of personal business?
Moderna and Pfizer are usually not federal businesses or public universities. They’re locations the place capitalism is at its greatest and the place they’ve an excellent sense of urgency, particularly throughout occasions of disaster.
Are liberals nonetheless scratching their heads questioning why the perfect vaccines didn’t come from socialist international locations? This may increasingly come as a shock to them, however capitalism will all the time outperform socialism and communism.
When the perfect and quickest vaccines got here from personal business final December, it ought to have put an finish to efforts by liberals to get People hooked on socialism, or at the least slowed it down. Everybody ought to be thanking God day-after-day for dwelling in a rustic the place the engine of innovation remains to be fueled by capitalism.
Ben Furleigh, Port Charlotte
Framers by no means meant statehood for D.C.
The Washington, D.C., statehood invoice is nothing lower than a brazen energy seize by the left-wing zealots who rule right this moment’s Democratic Home majority. HR 51, handed by the Home on April 22, is meant to perpetuate Democratic management of Congress by including two Senate seats in a closely Democratic space.
A studying of the Structure and Federalist Papers clearly signifies our Framers by no means meant for D.C. to be a state. Hopefully, the Senate filibuster course of will put a swift finish to this energy seize.
If Democratic leaders need to severely promote D.C. statehood, they need to make it a marketing campaign difficulty in 2022. American voters deserve an opportunity to weigh in.
In any other case, if D.C. residents really feel disadvantaged about their lack of statehood standing, they need to search to hitch Maryland or Virginia.
Roger Bonke, Lakewood Ranch
Trump out, however his narrative lives on
So, two of the most important voices within the persevering with crime syndicate Trump 2024 are convicted felons (“Flynn, Stone rally crowd in Bradenton,” April 25).
That’s about all you’ll want to know within the narrative of MAGA land.
Claire MacFayden, Venice