The female pedestrian who was hit by a car on Brand Boulevard last week is a friend of mine. Her injuries were very serious and included a fractured pelvis and a broken elbow. I doubt that the driver's insurance company will accept "I didn't see her" as a valid reason for the collision and its subsequent expense. Ultimately, the responsibility for injuring a pedestrian lies with the driver of the car.
Although police officers have plenty to do already, it would seem that enforcement of safe driving practices is worth the investment of public funds. Inattentive drivers become dangerous, and dangerous drivers should be monitored and removed from the streets if necessary.
La Cañada Flintridge
Reverend sounds attention-starved
All right Rev. Bryan Griem, I'll take the bait. After reading the "In Theory" section of the News-Press for some time now, it's obvious that underneath his cloak of holiness, Griem is little more than an attention-starved blowhard. I appreciate a good argument as much as the next guy — so long as it's logical. Alas, Griem's answer to the question of whether "don't ask, don't tell" should be repealed is full of more holes than a Los Angeles surface street.