Friday, September 19, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

No justice, peace without effort

Web_OurView_YourView

By
From page A10 | August 31, 2014 |

What would we do without good police officers serving our neighborhood and communities? What we do not need is trigger-happy police officers who kill a black person two times a week in the United States. According to a seven-year study, 18 percent were under the age of 21, (USA Today).

The good old boys created this lifetime of pent-up hostility, anxiety, fear, panic and pain in African-Americans. A pent-up mind is a devil’s workshop: No hope for the future, education, jobs, justice or peace.

We do not need military officers patrolling our streets. America needs more police officers that look like the neighborhood where they grew up. The future of America depends on all her citizens. We will never have harmony as long as we are being persecuted by the good old boys who think they are privileged to murder African-American and people of color at will.

They do not have the right. Get out and vote! This November, think about all the Trayvon Martins and vote. Join the National Association for Advancement of Colored People, become a life member. Where there is injustice, do not set on your backside. Speak out. Case in point:

I was going to the Solano Mall on Aug. 16 to write my opinion on Ferguson, Missouri. What I saw brought tears to my eyes. It was a woman running after three black boys in the parking lot yelling, “Come back, come back, you didn’t pay!”

I asked the young men, did you pay? “Yes. I have the receipt,” the boy said.

The woman pulled on the bags they had, the boy asking her to let go of his bag. She kept pulling, insisting that the boys come back into the store. They did with receipt in hand. I followed. She accused the boys of stealing despite the receipt. She did not apologize.

I want my 40 acres and a mule.

Minnie Noble

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 29 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Dr Ellen CohenAugust 23, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    I don't know what kind of power police officers feel entitled to today. Just hours after watching a report on the cold-blooded killing of the young man in Missouri by officers who fired twelve shots between them, I received a disturbing phone call from my daughter. Crying hysterically, she told me that a Fairfield police officer pulled her over for speeding. He told her to get out of her car while he searched it. He had no probable cause, nor did he allow her to refuse consent to the search. My daughter felt so frightened that she asked him to let her roll down her window because she feared she would be sick. He said something insulting, laughed at her obvious fear of him, then told her to clean up her vomit. She was so traumatized when she called me that she didn't even know where she was. I'm not comparing her experience to the murder in Missouri, but she will never trust the police again. Nor will I. It was a despicable act of cruelty.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • truth'nAugust 31, 2014 - 12:38 am

    I was pulled over once, issued a ticket, paid the fine and never felt the need to whine to my mommy. You failed to raise your daughter; she can speed but to get caught makes her cry like a baby. Shame on you. Help her grow up and accept responsibility for her actions. Kudos to the police for helping keep our streets safe.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksAugust 31, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Not sure how you arrived at a "cold-blooded killing" in Ferguson? Your daughter was cited in Fairfield? Wow. Call a wah-mbulance!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Larry WAugust 31, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Ellen. Tell your daughter to grow up and get a spine. Maybe the officer saw that she was behaving in an inappropriate way and believed that she was on drugs or transporting them. I once got pulled over for speeding when I was 20. I was asked if I had been drinking . I said no, but I would be happy to walk a straight line. He said no, it would not be necessary. The point is that we should all behave in a calm respectful manner to the police. It makes no sense to escalate a situation when the other person caries a gun. Any disputes can be handled in court.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Larry WAugust 31, 2014 - 8:36 am

    Minnie. Not sure where to start with your letter but here goes. Slavery is so wrong that there is no defense of it so I won't go into that. But the freedom of many was purchased by the blood of many northern soldiers. If you want to hold our society guilty for sins of the past than I can hold you guilty for all the crimes done by African Americans. The point is where does this thought process stop? You don't have to worry about the good old boys harming you as much as the criminals in your own community. So, maybe work a little harder on that.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • General Fadi BasemAugust 31, 2014 - 7:22 am

    The Minnie letter is dated August 31 2014 and the Dr Ellen Cohen reply is dated August 23. How did the response predate the letter? Or is the letter just getting more pagetime, kind of like the replay of a baseball game on a sports channel? And this Dr Cohen: Is this the same Dr Ellen Cohen PhD who practices marriage and family therapy in Davis? So just maybe the good doctor could take on her daughter as a client. Sounds like the daughter needs the help.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • LarryAugust 31, 2014 - 7:44 am

    Thank you Dr. Cohen for your comment. Sorry to say that we have other commenters who will always dispute your comment until it happens to them or a family/close friend. I will say that there is a lot of good cops out there but in every job there is always some bad ones.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksAugust 31, 2014 - 8:00 am

    Larry, which part of her letter are you referring to? Unless she has evidence nobody else has seen of knows of, she is out of line on the Ferguson claim, so let's go to the "event" here. Ever stop to think the officer was provoked? I'm sure Dr. Cohen's daughter is the sweetest-nicest thing, but sometimes people react badly and find themselves in a bad spot. Just say'n.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Time For TruthAugust 31, 2014 - 7:45 am

    Minnie... 40-acres called. They want their jacka$$ back. Have a safe trip!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • JagAugust 31, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    LOL

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_the_United_StatesAugust 31, 2014 - 8:04 am

    "What we do not need is trigger-happy police officers who kill a black person two times a week in the United States. " Well there she goes again. And I am not disputing her statistics, since I haven't any idea, but may sound correct, since this is a very large country. But Ms. Noble, I think you ought to look at the statistics of Black ON Black crime first, since many many more black folk, youth are killed every dang day in this country, state, even your own city of Fairfield, way more!!!!! Not saying that some police across the nation aren't over reaching, but the following in (Name) are real statistics, and not from a so called RACIST site. I think that Ms. Noble should be MORE CONCERNED about those STATS. And as far as that incident in the Mall, don't know, yes they had a receipt, but for EVERYTHING in their bag???? If so, then those youths should have been apologized to, IMO. I want my 1/3 of an acre, and my lawn tractor, with a built in beer cup holder. OH and one more observation, Ms. Noble was going to the Mall to write her opinion??? Why, is she too afraid to own a PC, tablet, whatever in the, in Parkway Gardens, where she lives. Too bad if that is the case, because I surely would like to read her responses to her letters :-)

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DanielAugust 31, 2014 - 8:14 am

    In Minnie's delusional world 'the good old white boys" executed and Treyvon Martin and not a Neighborhood watch Hispanic whom was defending himself and the strong armed robber in the middle of the street, Brown was also murdered by "the good old boys" instead of a policeman trying to restrain and arrest him also in self defense. Both were executed by the "good old boys" simply because they were black. The communist Lenin once declared if you repeat a certain lie enough you can convince yourself that it's true no matter how irrational. Many blacks, encouraged by liberals politically pandering for political gain, do this and it's one of the great problems that's affecting America, the truth is a lie and the lie is the truth. Until real facts are once again acknowledged and accepted, this nation will continue to self-destruct.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksAugust 31, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Daniel, I highly recommend you go back over the last 10 years (yes I said 10 YEARS), and research the GOP rhetoric. You've just regurgitated the very lies you are speaking to. The facts and I mean the REAL truth is available on many sites around the internet. Do it, you really need the work and you'll be enlightened!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/18/why-michael-browns-robbery-would-be-admissible-at-a-federal-criminal-trial/August 31, 2014 - 8:35 am

    Don't really know if Michael Brown's shooting by that, "Good Ole Boy," cop was really justified or not, since I was not there, and there are plenty of contradictory claims, but for sure he was not some innocent little 18 yr. old teen. Sounds to me like he was a PUNK, who may or may not have broken the law before and probably would have again, maybe next time doing bodily harm to that store clerk. Let see, bodily harm to a merchant, clerk, a Police officer, doing his job, if just asking the punk to get out of the street & back onto the sidewalk, then being accosted by said NICE TEEN, YEAH RIGHT, or bodily harm to the 18 yr. old with questionable character????? Come on Ms. Noble, get a PC at home and respond to the responses on your distorted view of the country!!!!!! From the site (IN NAME), " A person who commits a robbery and then leaves the store — after shoving the proprietor — would quite likely expect that a 911 call went out to the police and that the police would be looking for him. Then, when approached by the police, it would be quite likely for that robber to be concerned that the police would be likely to arrest him. All of that would quite clearly go to “motive” and “intent” and the like under Rule 404(b) and would therefore quite likely be relevant and admissible under Rule 404(b)." And not a racist site, but the WASHINGTON POST (Not from the "GOOD OLE BOYS")

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • DanielAugust 31, 2014 - 9:13 am

    CD so you agree with your fellow lib Minnie that the "good old boys" executed Trayvon Martin simply because he was black and not some Neighborhood Watch Hispanic defending himself? By the way if you're referencing your "lie" as the evil "Hitler", destabilizing, Saddam , never having WMDs, ever, while shooting at our planes and participating in the greatest financial scandal in history, stealing his countries money in " the oil for food" scandal and not finding the diverted WMDs because if warnings to hide them, as your "big lie" and reason not to free Iraq and protect the Middle East, you're as irrational and political as your fellow lib and Demo, Minnie.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksAugust 31, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    Daniel that total rambling mess confirms you're incapable and inept. Delusional doesn’t even begin to describe your comments here…wow.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Quackers the DuckAugust 31, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    CD that total rambling mess of name calling confirms you're incapable and inept. Delusional doesn’t even begin to describe your comments here, seeing your name in this comments section must be OCD to you.... that comment added nothing factual or thought provoking to the converstion…wow.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksAugust 31, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    Quackers the DuckAugust , welcome to my home page. Take your alias and find a worthwhile effort.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRGd0gD0QNEAugust 31, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    Quaker the Duck..... Why can't we be Friends?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • I Love, Tom T Hall, Little baby duck songAugust 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65AuuFpNFxY

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Salty DogAugust 31, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    Quacker the duck. You just witnessed CD Brooks once again rambling on and typing nothing but nonsense like he always does.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • CD BrooksAugust 31, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    Salty Dog, as usual you are misinformed and incorrect. You and Daniel MUST be dating. Hilarious, me speaking nonsense! Right.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLekZLwpd6kAugust 31, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - Pittsburgh International Festival of the Firsts, Duck Movie.......... What Pittsburghers consider Culture?

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 2realAugust 31, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Well, michael brown strong arm robbed a store clerk minutes prior to being killed. So theres no justice for the clerk if u ask me. He made his bed now he can lay in it.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-RAyIJ0tNo&list=PLCED9C361662866BD&index=2August 31, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    Know your enemy part 2

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • General Fadi BasemAugust 31, 2014 - 4:33 pm

    "The woman pulled on the bags they had, the boy asking her to let go of his bag. She kept pulling, insisting that the boys come back into the store. They did with receipt in hand. I followed. She accused the boys of stealing despite the receipt. She did not apologize." So did the alleged receipt account for all of the items that were in the bags? Did the alleged reciept account for all of the items in the pants pockets, the items secreted below the pants, the items under the shirts? Did the receipts account for all of the items or did the boy and his pals pay for one item and steal others? Your investigation is incomplete again Minnie. Perhaps it was your tears that obscured your vision of the events. The events that allegedly occurred--because I really doubt you saw any of what you write about. Isn't your maiden name "Troll"? Anyway, its time you went back to the Police Academy and got that degree this time. You can do it!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • General Fadi BasemAugust 31, 2014 - 4:57 pm

    Oh Minnie one more thing--with interest rates at an all-time low, shouldn't you be considering a loan on that promise of a mule and forty acres? An M40 Loan is just what the General has ordered for you. You expect a mule and 40 acres and General Fadi Basem Funding Corporation is willing to help. We will provide a pre-mule-and fourty-acres loan at the drop of a pitchfork. Just contact us at 1-800-MaddCow that's 1-800-MaddCow. Do it today!!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • joey schmoAugust 31, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    The DR only prints her letters to the editor because they are so off base that it gets page hits which in turn raisesising rates. While some people may think that the DR is supporting Minnie Mouse's points of view, I tend to think that they are making fun of her and by way of proxy, black America everytime they print her letters. What would really impress me is if she came up with a stat on how many murders black males are committing against the OTHER races in a week. My bet goes to its a lot more than the two a week the police are killing(which are realistically criminals). So, please do not cry racism when in fact, your people kill more people than any other of the races COMBINED!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • The SugarJarAugust 31, 2014 - 6:59 pm

    The comments to Ms. Noble's letters seem to confirm her view. From the comments that insist their experience is valid, therefore hers is not, to those "whitesplaining" away the different experience POC may have with the police than do white folk. Really, black on black crime does not erase or excuse the POC experience being often different from white folks.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Missouri Street Theatre set to open ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Shelter uses technology to reunite pets, owners

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Weekend full of jazz on tap in Vacaville

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

Royal Tailor plans high-energy, genre-blending show

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Fairfield Delicatessen became Joe’s Buffet

By Tony Wade | From Page: A2

Police make child molestation arrest

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Dignitaries celebrate opening of $30M courthouse

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Gender identity measure splits Garamendi, Logue

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3

Fairfield police arrest 2 in robberies investigation

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Police seek help to find missing Fairfield man

By Glen Faison | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Fairfield eyes sale of excess government land

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A4

 
Men, again, are seen as missing in Fairfield

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Stolen vehicle investigation leads to 3 arrests

By Barry Eberling | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Weather for Sept. 19, 2014

By Daily Republic | From Page: B12

Suisun City police log: Sept. 17, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Fairfield police log: Sept. 17, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

.

US / World

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

Scots reject independence in historic vote

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

Law makes earthquake insurance more understandable

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
GOP pushes diverse candidates, but will it matter?

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

PG&E emails may have violated rules, judge says

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
500 Berkeley students missed sex abuse classes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Boxer indicates big decision to come next year

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Father arrested in fatal stabbing of 6-year-old

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Health exchange addresses dropped policies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
UC system plan calls for anti-sex abuse effort

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Democratic state lawmaker arraigned on DUI charges

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Trooper ambush suspect added to most wanted list

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
British hostage appears in new video

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Witness: 21 killed by Mexico army had surrendered

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Series of attacks kills at least 36 in Iraq

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10 | Gallery

.

Opinion

 
Did the ‘War on Poverty’ fail?

By Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis | From Page: A11

3 obscure bills show how big policy gets buried

By Dan Walters | From Page: A11

 
Do you feel more secure?

By Bud Stevenson | From Page: A11

My support for anyone but Moy

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11

 
.

Living

Today in History: Sept. 19, 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: Sept. 19, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Horoscopes: Sept. 19, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

 
Mother-in-law bothers me at work for kid’s minor infractions

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

.

Entertainment

Week in preview Sept. 19-25, 2014

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Review: ‘Leave You’ has A-list cast, B-grade result

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive

By Jake Coyle | From Page: B2

 
‘The Voice’ winner goes to Broadway’s ‘Pippin’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
TV Guide Network renaming itself POP

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Peter Fonda’s ‘Easy Rider’ bike going to auction

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Entertainment calendar Sept. 19, 2014

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B4

Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on ‘SNL’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
.

Sports

Vanden volleyball team remains undefeated in SCAC play

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B7

 
49ers’ Derek Carrier ready to step in at tight end

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Raiders seek ways to get Reece more involved

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Athletics out of top wild-card spot as Texas sweeps

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

Nashville new home for Athletics’ Triple-A team

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
 
Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Stacy Lewis, Mi Jung Hur share LPGA lead in Alabama

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
WR Simpson, in more trouble, released by Vikings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
MLS says Chivas USA might not play in 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Tiger Woods says he might coach himself

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Prep football capsules: Week 3

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B10

 
Signups for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B10

Appeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds conviction

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

 
.

Business

Nissan’s small car excels at affordability

By Ann M. Job | From Page: C1 | Gallery

 
Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2 | Gallery

Ellison gives up Oracle CEO role, becomes chairman

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
Alibaba prices IPO at $68 per share

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11 | Gallery

Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
Alibaba’s plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, the world.

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
.

Obituaries

Margaret King

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

 
Mae Frances Jones

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9