Sue Horton is delusional. Just because there are fewer teenage school shooting sprees compared to teenage car wrecks, Horton thinks the school administrators are going overboard with their “no tolerance” policy. Hey, Sue, how many shootings occurred when you were in school? I graduated from Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado (yes, the Littleton, Colorado), back in 1977. There were hardly any fistfights at school, let alone shootings.
Horton obviously thinks these little terrors should be mollycoddled, and given second chances, and understanding. Fuck understanding! Taggers should be publicly flogged! Teenagers are not “better than ever,” and many should definitely be treated like criminals. Get a grip, lady.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Fletcher is an employee of L.A. Weekly.
NO SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
In the March 23–29 concert listings, Libby Molyneaux’s comments about the “Rock the Universe” shows are tacky and uncalled for. Christian rockers do have fans and groupies, but they are more likely to be supportive of our musical mission than trying to come on to us. Jaci Velasquez probably has her mom to thank for the spelling of her name, which rhymes with tacky and has no hidden meaning. If Satanists attend, they will risk being detected by the Holy Spirit–filled believers and may wind up not being possessed by their demons anymore . . . so they probably won’t come. And yes, most likely a lot of people attending will “get laid” — by their spouses when they get home. (There’s more to life than having sex with strangers.) Finally, Stryper weren’t that hot when they were hot!
Somehow my letter [“Here to There,” March 30–April 5] was edited [EDITOR’S NOTE: fact-checked, actually] into a state of incoherence by having the phrase “transit maps” changed to “public information campaigns.” My point was that Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza, in “A Vision for the City” [March 9–15], lamented that no L.A. County transit map exists when, in fact, one has been available since last summer and can be obtained for free from any MTA Customer Center, or by calling MTA Customer Relations at (213) 922-6235.
Southern California Transit Advocates