I read Kelvin Wade’s column, “The Other Side” (“Be the voice for abused children,” March 27). I have sympathy for the baby, the baby’s mother and Joshua Cooper. When a child is injured or killed, we all feel the pain.
When the baby’s aunt told me what happened to her nephew, I went into my house, closed the door and began to call on Jesus, not knowing the baby’s mother or father at that time – the same baby that I wanted to give a baby shower. Joshua was 10 when I met him at church. Joshua’s mother brought Joshua to church every Sunday. He is not a monster; he’s confused. This is not the time to criticize, it is time to pray.
God give us peace and understanding in time of trouble.
I also read Mr. Will Turner’s letter (“Politeness goes a long way,” March 27). Mr. Turner sure has bragging rights – support his family, a big home, living in Cordelia, but what accomplishment has he made to the community and Fairfield? Willie Turner sounds like one of Mr. Charlie boys, as my dad would say.
I know Councilwoman Pam Bertani. I also worked with Pam. I have known Mayor Harry Price for more than 30 years. He taught my children. He help saved my grandson’s life. Supervisor Jim Spering’s daughterr invited my daughter Vivian over to a slumber party. As kids they went to the same private school.
Who Mr. Turner votes for is his business, but depriving an African-American woman of honest community services, should be everybody’s business.
I thank Councilman John Mraz for his accomplishments, dedicating his money and time working in my community, and Councilwoman Catherine Moy for working with me as the Tri-City NAACP treasurer.
Will Turner knows ranchers, farmers and business people. Would he like to know children who went to school hungry?
I want my 40 acres and a mule.