Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday August 31, 2022
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Letters to the editor

Opposes Newsom's veto

As a resident of the Tenderloin I see addicts shooting up all the time. Do we really want to add to public health problems and costs by not making sure that they take their drugs safely? Shared needles spread HIV and hepatitis. I note the vetoed bill was authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who is a moderate. Governor Gavin Newsom obviously vetoed this bill because he is planning to run for president ["Newsom vetoes safe consumption pilot bill," online, August 22]. When he was mayor, Newsom showed courage when he authorized issuance of same-sex marriage licenses, despite California law prohibiting such marriages. Now that he is governor, he has lost all political courage. I don't want this hypocrite to be president and would even support a principled Republican such as Liz Cheney over Newsom.

Arlo Hale Smith

San Francisco

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