Tenant’s battle applauded
Re: “Tenant wins towards all odds — Decide awards $5,000 in damages to lady struggling for years to get her condominium repaired,” Thursday Metro & Enterprise story.
Hooray for Brittany Jones who gained, with out an lawyer, compensation from condominium homeowners for a treatment and restore go well with. Her success took willpower, tenancy, methodical documentation (burden of proof) and perseverance.
I’ve been a property supervisor for over 25 years and won’t work with any proprietor who doesn’t enable affordable repairs on their property. Not solely is it unlawful, it’s unethical.
The town of Mesquite ought to condemn Hillcrest Flats if residing situations are as unhealthy as represented by Jones. No warmth? No air-con? Cockroach infestation so unhealthy she will’t use her fridge? All that is unconscionable.
Kudos for Jones for standing up for her rights, which embrace well being and security by regulation. However one single particular person shouldn’t should go to such lengths to show her case. And there may be an argument about who owns the constructing? What does it matter? Accountability — that’s the lack thereof — is rampant in the present day in all areas of life. I commend anybody for preventing for it.
Ellen Heathington Wesbrooks, Dallas/Lakewood
Fact will not be indoctrination
The will to know and share the reality of American historical past doesn’t come from an urge to impart disgrace. Quite, I believe it expresses satisfaction. True satisfaction is wanting to higher our communities so that everybody can stay a life free from discrimination and oppression.
Training on crucial race principle and consciousness of LGBT tales are essential to kind compassionate youth who’re armed with factual data in hopes that information evokes ardour. Ardour that can make enhancements. Ardour that will likely be uplifting. Ardour that can give youth the will to be energetic in making constructive progress of their communities and of their nation. Sharing the reality will not be indoctrination.
Delaney Slate, Plano
Foster care failure colossal
Re: “Company continues to reel — Listening to reveals nude selfies, slur towards federal decide in fallout over The Refuge,” Tuesday information story.
It is a failure of a colossal magnitude. Gov. Greg Abbott is in charge for not figuring out, and for not following up as soon as he was knowledgeable. As a life-long volunteer with at-risk youngsters, I’m outraged that abuse victims are additional abused at this unspeakably failed state company. Abbott ought to face impeachment.
Skip Broussard, Far North Dallas
Let’s get actual with options
Re: “Fossil fuels are a nationwide safety asset,” by Todd Staples, March 20 Opinion and “Battle, sanctions might make greenback the loser,” by Todd J. Stein, Monday Opinion.
Staples and Stein current erudite and considerate items on, respectively, the strategic significance of the oil and fuel business and the hazard that latest sanctions on Russia deliver to the greenback in the long run. They’re persuasive advocates for his or her respective curiosity teams, and I can not fault their reasoning, aside from one overriding concern. Neither proposes, suggests and even hints at reasonable options.
Mr. Staples, how do you intend to deal with the approaching disasters from local weather change which, by the way, will probably flood your low-lying Gulf Coast refineries by means of sea stage rises? Mr. Stein, ought to we simply ignore Vladimir Putin’s brutish invasion of Ukraine, or maybe ship in American troops, in order that the sanctity of the greenback might be protected?
The same plea is made to all opinion writers. Acknowledge and handle the cons together with the professionals of the place you help. Present reasonable options alongside along with your considerations and criticisms. In any other case, the divides that bedevil us won’t ever be resolved.
Ronald Briggs, Pottsboro
Comics are increasing
I completely love studying The Dallas Morning Information comics every single day. And now Gov. Greg Abbott is making an attempt his hand at being a joker, as evidenced by the entrance web page characteristic on his saying that Beto O’Rourke is “pro-Putin.” It’s enjoyable seeing Abbott’s jokes on the entrance web page.
Daryl Davis, Dallas
Cruz embarrasses Texas
As I see it, Sen. Ted Cruz not solely embarrassed himself, however our state of Texas as effectively, throughout Wednesday’s hearings on Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Courtroom. What has occurred to intelligence in in the present day’s politics?
Larry F. Kainer, Colleyville
Polling locations lack coaching
Till the individuals who write the “methods to” manuals and set the rules for ballot staff truly work at a polling place and expertise the turmoil, nothing will change. The coaching that’s required leaves a lot to be desired as once more, the folks coaching don’t have a clue about what occurs on the websites.
And sure, I’ve labored many, many elections, each early and day of.
Emma Cross Petty, Irving
One is like the opposite
Energy corrupts and absolute energy corrupts completely. An authoritarian chief makes unilateral selections which can be morally incorrect and with out logic. He’s so highly effective that members of his authorities and personal celebration are too intimidated to disagree together with his phrases and actions. If the media doesn’t agree together with his ideas and selections, the tyrant deems that to be “faux information.”
If a sure Republican will get re-elected, it is going to turn into more and more tough to tell apart between these two governments!
Alan McCuistion, Forney
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