PAUL W. COMISKEY

Bailiff should have gotten help fast

If Deputy (John) Caliguire had .31 to .33 blood alcohol in November he was at a level that would kill almost anybody else (Journal, March 25). College binge drinkers usually die a ...

Death sentence costs too much

The article about the Rodney Alcala trial was sickening, (Journal, Feb. 23). He was convicted in 1979 for killing 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. Now, many years later, he is being tri ...

Abolish the death penalty

An Orange County jury sentenced Billy Joe Johnson to death last month. He begged for the death penalty. He was the 46-year-old “shot caller” of a white supremacist gang who or ...

Death penalty costs too much

The California death penalty is a terrible waste of money. We spend $140 million a year just for lawyers doing state appeals and for additional costs for housing prisoners on death ...

Panhandler ordinance begs questions

Auburn does not need an ordinance against panhandlers. It is very difficult to craft one that does not violate the First Amendment. If one does pass it will probably be useless. T ...