Letters to the editor

The jury has spoken

Who’s been arrested in Ramona?

The

Sentinel

has been encouraging a public to debate whether or not the names of those arrested should be published. On June 7, 2013, the

Sentinel

posted an article about JC Playford being arrested for delaying and obstructing an officer at a May 25 traffic accident.

In this case Mr. Playford’s name was put to press as being arrested, but nothing was subsequently written about his being found innocent of the charges by a jury of his peers.

This is an example of how casting a wide net to brand and classify anyone arrested as an undesirable can go very wrong. Law enforcement is not always right, and we are all innocent until proven guilty.

I say the

Sentinel

and all those that have cast dispersions on Mr. Playford regarding this arrest owe him a sincere apology. The jury has spoken.

Dave Patterson

Ramona

Editor's note: See article titled "Jury finds Ramona journalist innocent of obstruction at accident scene" under News.

Meeting time inconvenient

Not only is Division II being supremely represented by Director Kit Kesinger, but also the vast majority of Ramonans. This director’s exclusion from water board meetings dramatically illustrates the situation of majority of Ramonans who, like him, are also excluded because of the unfavorable water board meeting time.

Simple logic would conclude the new meeting time is unwise and return to the former optimum time. “Get rid of the cause and you have the cure.”

Or is it coincidence Director Kesinger and majority public are effectively prevented from attending impact water board meeting agendas such as the recent increased water bill rates?

Most assuredly, every division constituent will decide at voting time, not only Division II. And until then, every time we use water we will be reminded of Director Kesinger, his highly visible integrity and representation of majority Ramonans, and conclude the water board’s contempt of public participation.

On the other hand, there may be mature reflection, assuming responsibility for the exclusion’s cause, and thus returning to optimum meeting time.

Thank you, U.S. Constitution, for checks on tyranny. And thank you, Kit Kesinger, for representing us.

Oopah Tieriata Tahiti a vau

Ramona

   
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