Here is another roundup of some of the most thought-provoking reader comments of the week. Comments are selected by our editors and subject to editing for grammar, spelling, clarity and length.
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I’ve been jaded over the years. I would assume that Quezada was like all the rest that went before him until he proved to me that he was really different.
I would sit back until there were a couple more cops-shooting-civilian cases and watch how he dealt with it. I would never listen to what he said. I would watch what he does. Behavior will tell you everything you need to know.
Never listen to the words of these people in authority unless you like to get snowed. And don’t laugh, some do.
Oh, and don’t let the fact that he’s Hispanic fool you either. That’s a common head-fake. Don’t go for it.
— David Zenger
I am sure the people buying the prepaids (and having calls cut midsentence for nonpayment) will just go to Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Tustin and Orange to get their minutes paid.
How about running the Metrolink Orange County line at least every 60 minutes from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., 7 days a week (like in Chicago, etc.) for a start ?
— Phantom Commuter
Accused of corruption and gun trafficking, and he would want us to believe it is all because politicians are under pressure to raise campaign funds and maybe this wouldn’t happen if the government gives them money to pay for their campaign? Give me a break!
Don’t the average American citizens work hard enough to pay their taxes without adding to their burden by expecting them to fund shenanigans like this? Does anyone really believe that providing government money to fund campaigns will magically create honest and ethical politicians?
I believe peoples’ actions and choices when under pressure expose their true character and ethics. It’s not as if he was being tortured in a concentration camp, required to verbally renounce what he stands for to save his life. This was nothing more complicated than pure and simple greed.