Wednesday, April 26, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 39

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Are you concerned about the recent deaths in the SLO County jail?

Yes, there are obviously some very severe problems and we need a change in leadership.
Yes, but more people die in local hospitals than in our jail. A few deaths per year is to be expected.
No, I think the press is exaggerating. These things happen.
No, I'm not concerned. These people are criminals.

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The following article was posted on April 20th, 2017, in the New Times - Volume 31, Issue 39 [ Submit a Story ]
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Fast and loose facts

By Richard Neidhardt - Los Osos

In his April 13 op-ed “When words become weapons,” Al Fonzi has once again dipped into his inkwell of alternative facts. One in particular stands out: his claim that Hillary Clinton violated “a host of national security laws, regulations and policies ... .” As I recall, the FBI found that she violated no laws.

Mr. Fonzi’s loose relationship with facts is well established. One need look no further than Lawrence Shinderman’s April 13 piece, “Not an option,” to get another taste.

I find it apropos that Mr. Fonzi plays up his counterintelligence background, as most of the vitriol that flows from his pen is counter to most intelligent discourse.

Note: The byline of "Not an option" (April 13) has been corrected.