Op-ed

Op-ed

Stone: Good cops must report bad cops

If you see something, say something. Every police force has a certain degree of “Blue Silence” — good cops who see bad behavior by fellow officers, and say nothing. The high school bully that becomes a cop, and applies just a little more force than necessary against a minority or vulnerable citizen. The cop who...

Brown: San Jose-Evergreen Community College District is working hard to serve community

A recent op-ed published by San José Spotlight is rife with misinformation and unsubstantiated claims about San Jose–Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) and our efforts to serve the community with higher education programs and services. We value community feedback and are always looking for ways to improve our offerings, but facts matter, and the claims...

Markowitz: HCA jeopardizing mothers, babies with planned closure at Regional Medical Center

The nation’s largest hospital chain HCA is gambling with the lives and health of women and newborns with its plan to end maternal-child health services at Regional Medical Center. As of May 30, Regional will no longer provide prenatal, postpartum, labor and delivery care for expectant mothers and neonatal intensive care for at-risk newborns. HCA...

SV Ethics Roundtable: Coordinated action needed to help severely mentally ill homeless people

As the state of California, county health agencies and hospitals courageously battle the COVID 19 pandemic, the Silicon Valley Ethics Roundtable highlights a subgroup of our community that also requires a strong commitment to action. A recent countywide survey shows an ever increasing homeless population now at well over 9,000 with 42% having mental health...

Randles, Reyes and Reese: San Jose-Evergreen Community College District underserves San Jose students

For many years we have been studying the problem of how the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) underserves San Jose students with limited class and program offerings, forcing many students to attend other community college districts. This is a matter of equity, social justice and educational opportunity. The chancellor and the trustees of the...

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