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John Riis-Christensen: Prop. 57 is a dangerous lie

Governor Browns Proposition 57 is an out-and-out lie. It says that only people that have been convicted of non-violent crimes will be released under his proposition if it becomes law. Well some of those so-called non-violent crimes are, drive-by shootings, domestic violence, human trafficking and assault with a deadly weapon. These are violent criminals that will be eligible for release under Brown’s Prop. 57, and these are not non-violent crimes. Prop. 57 will put lives in jeopardy, just so Brown can meet the federal mandate to cut down the prison population. How much is your life worth to the governor? Vote no on Prop. 57 your life may depend upon it.

Opinion

Kent Amberson: Hillary getting a pass

In the case of Hillary Clinton's "secret" emails without the proper procedures, a guy I know from working in U.S. Navy and their security clearance procedures made the mistake of using his foreign passport at a border crossing in to Panama. Despite he has the right to be a dual citizen of both the U.S. and the other country; he was stripped of his U.S. Security Clearance for using the wrong passport? Talking of difference in classes of people, my friend would never had a chance to come close to what Hillary announced around the world in her emails.

Letters to the Editor

David Rodriguez: Congrats to Espinoza

I send congratulations to Rodrigo Espinoza for winning the race in District 1 in Merced. Your grass roots campaign and true sense of empathy serves you well. I am positive you are up to the task that’s ahead of you. A special thanks and appreciation to our outgoing supervisor John Pedrozo. Your time and service is appreciated. It is now time to work together for the betterment of Merced County and each individual district. I’m looking forward to the progress and possible changes in the upcoming election.

Letters to the Editor

Lee Haugen: Trump should call ‘pal’ Putin

May I be so bold as to expand on the Great Donald J. Trump’s foreign policies? First collect all of the arrearages from those NATO deadbeats (Donald you do know what a deadbeat is don’t you?). Second, give your pal, Vladimir, a call and offer to stay out of any Eastern European future conflict for a price. I think they call that ‘passive primping.” If that works out, you will have established a base price for the rest of Europe which is a much richer prize. With the profits, build a HUGE wall around the United States but don’t neglect the roof! P.S. For even richer profits, Donald, look to the west. I am sure China and North Korea would make it well worth our while to abrogate our SEATO Treaty.

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Atlas Signing Ceremony

The Merced Atlas Soccer Academy's Axel Ramirez and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez signed to play with the Seattle Sounder youth academy on Saturday. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsun-star.com)
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Atlas Signing Ceremony 1:28

Atlas Signing Ceremony

Atlas Pair Signs To Join Seattle Sounders 2:52

Atlas Pair Signs To Join Seattle Sounders

School board hasn’t done “one productive thing” for students, trustee says 2:34

School board hasn’t done “one productive thing” for students, trustee says

Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president 5:51

Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president