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Who keeps statistics on the suffering of those wrongfully accused or convicted?
Because my son was beaten and had a broken hand after an attempted carjacking by two men. Because my best friend bought a gun and is spending hundreds of hours and dollars learning karate because she feels unsafe living alone. And, at 56, after a long life, two kids, a double mastectomy for cancer, I am tired. Sometimes, I get tired of being politically correct and qualifying my anger. Los Angeles Editor -- The notion that a district attorney can be evaluated by the raw percentage of convictions he/she can get is not only absurd, but also contributes to the motivation, on the part of district attorneys, to try to convict without regard to the ultimate guilt or innocence of the accused.After all, their "landing rights" precede ours by millions of years.San Francisco Editor -- As a retired former teacher, principal and director of special educational programs, I was disturbed to have read the article (September 1) regarding the failure of 50 percent of Oakland's students to attend needed summer school classes.Bob is allergic to shellfish, particularly lobster, as it causes his face to swell any time he eats it.This is a problem, as the town the Belchers live in has an annual lobster festival (which Bob hates because it takes away from his business).