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Deb Engstrom

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debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

Currently CLO provides recycling services to some local businesses. So am I to assume that this pilot program coule potentially take some of their customers?

debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

I'm sorry you had a bad experience, but this was not the case in every situation.

debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

What should happen is that every landlord should set aside one apartment out of every 10 to be either transitional housing for homeless or greatly reduced rent with subsidies. That would go a long way to eliminate the problem. Still need to figure out support for poor rental history and credit checks that are roadblocks to many people.

debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

It's all about the guns!!! I know people are going to say that it's not the gun, it's the person, but back in the day when guns weren't so prolific, these same people with having fistfights instead of shooting. I will never be convinced otherwise.

debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

If you care about equity in the district you will support this bond issue.

debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

So why is this headline news? How many other 20 year olds have done things like this and worse. It's really none of our business.

debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

I agree with the writer. I believe that for many of the people in jail, their major "crime" is being poor. If you look at the jail log, so so many are arrested for "failure to appear". Why do they fail to appear? Because they think they will have to pay a fine that they can't pay, so they roll the dice and don't show up. Good option? No, but sometimes the only one they can see at the time. I would add that an alternative to incarceration should be offered for people with mental health problems and addictions.

On Letter to the editor: Jail practices

Posted 27 July 2016, 7:37 a.m. Suggest removal

debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

This forum demonstrates the issue very well. People with privilege (note I did not say white privilege, although that's usually what it is), myself included, can sit at their laptop and type all sorts of things because they don't have to live with the racism every day and worry about how they will be judged based on the color of their skin. We are not talking about all lives right now, we are talking about Black lives, and they matter very much.

debengstrom (Deb Engstrom) says...

I'm definitely in favor of a separate facility, but for now, it is absolutely critical that people get the medications that are prescribed for them while they are in jail. Also there should be a separate area where people who are detoxing can be observed more closely.

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