JUSTICE IS SERVED Former LASD Sheriff Lee Baca was the head of the department that engaged in multiple acts of violation of law and policy as related to the case of Mitrice Richardson and I am sure many other cases of injustice that have been swept under the rug and unnoticed. While he is not directly going to jail for what he allowed to occur to Mitrice Richardson, the fact that justice has been served in this current legal situation brings about some faith in the justice system. My hope is that current Sheriff Jim McDonnell will take a...Read More
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THE RIGHT PRIORITIES On May 10, United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP) recognized our school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day as a way to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. The theme this year was Healthy Nurse, Healthy Students. Parents should be able to send their children to school with the peace of mind that they will remain healthy, safe and ready to learn. Given that today’s children face more chronic health illnesses (e.g. asthma, diabetes, food allergies, mental health, etc.) than ever before, school nurses take their role as...Read More
NEVER FORGET Happy Birthday to my dearest Mitrice. Please remember Mitrice Richardson today (April 30) on what would have been her 32nd birthday. It is unbelievable to me that it has been more than seven years since your disappearance and still no answers. While we continue to fight for justice and attempt to understand why law enforcement officers would have such little regard for your life, we have also learned from your disappearance and death and try to help other families who are in search of missing loved ones. Your life has touched many and the lessons learned from...Read More
CLASS-BASED SEGREGATION Fine piece, Mr. Hutchinson (“Truly Sick,” March 16). We cannot be reminded often enough that, in addition to Medicaid, it has been the Republican priority to either privatize or eliminate altogether Medicare, Social Security and public education since their inception. (Regarding public education, that goal is being realized in the form of tax revenue intended for public education increasingly being diverted to charter schools: outsourced, privatized, corporate entities, often religious, often with disproportionately excessive executive pay.) But my question is, how is Medicaid not institutionalized health care apartheid? Is there another developed nation on the planet that...Read More
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