Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

‘Photos from the Crypt’ is in poor taste

When there is a general journalistic practice of avoiding publishing photos of dead bodies, what is the justification for publishing a photo of dead Dalton Gang members propped up for the cameras (“Don Henley’s upcoming visit spurs memories of SLO County’s desperados,” May 14)?

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Atomic bombs in Japan were necessary to end World War II

Richard Robinson’s letter, recommending that the United States apologize for dropping an atomic bomb on Nagasaki (“Apology is in order for second atomic bomb dropped on Japan,” May 23), reminds me of the historical revisionists who like to say that the Civil War was not necessary. Back in 1861 it was necessary, just as the bombing of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki was necessary.

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Affordable housing proposal in SLO too good to be true

As much as I admire John Fowler’s work in promoting affordable housing, his recent letter (“SLO loses another opportunity for affordable housing,” May 16) suggests he was unable to identify, in the case of 1101 Monterey St., a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Though this proposed building would provide San Luis Obispo with 60 affordable housing units, the 80-room hotel would offer upward of 50 poverty-level jobs.

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Apology is in order for second atomic bomb dropped on Japan

Regarding Mr. Leonard Pitts’ argument in “Should America apologize for Hiroshima, Nagasaki? (May 15): It is true that emotions were running extremely high at the time and there were various reasons put forward justifying the use of the most powerful weapon ever devised against a country that had already sued for peace prior to dropping the bombs. The only justifiable reason could have been to prevent the deaths of many American soldiers from being killed in an invasion of the mainland. However, there was not total agreement that it was absolutely necessary to invade or to even drop these horrendous bombs.

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Irony is lost on conservatives who don’t read newspapers

Allen Litten’s criticism of The Tribune and other papers that, “It appears that any attempt to be impartial has been abandoned” and “even the cartoons are picked to denigrate conservatives” caught my eye on May 14 (“Conservative appalled at daily attacks on Donald Trump”). Especially when just above Mr. Litten’s letter was a political cartoon denigrating Hillary Clinton. Since most conservatives “don’t read the newspapers anymore and get their news elsewhere,” I guess the irony was lost on them.

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Ex-Cal Poly player who pleaded no contest should be given 2nd chance

I do not know Cameron Akins (“Ex-Cal Poly football player pleads no contest to attempted robbery,” May 12). I only know of him by what has been published in The Tribune regarding the incident he was involved in August 2014 — the one allegedly involving four other Cal Poly students and athletes. My perception is that the young men’s alleged actions were very stupid and that obviously the severity of those actions did not register in advance with any one of the accused culprits.

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