Readers’ comments: September 29, 2023

Trump’s trial must proceed post haste

Dear editor:

By now, we’ve all heard the news that Donald Trump was indicted for a fourth time, this time on racketeering charges in Georgia for the criminal conspiracy he led to overturn the 2020 election.

The indictments in Georgia and Washington, D.C. made clear that Trump knew he had lost the 2020 presidential election, but worked with his cronies on a variety of illegal schemes to change the election’s outcome so he could remain in power. When his plans to pressure state officials to overturn the will of voters and create fake elector certificates failed to secure him the presidency, Trump and his allies resorted to instigating a violent insurrection to try to keep him in power.

We must make sure this never happens again in the United States of America. Accountability is essential to protecting our democracy, our freedom to vote, and future elections.

No one is above the law, including former presidents. Trump’s trial must proceed without political interference so that a jury of everyday Americans can do their jobs.

Arturo Rodriguez


Thanks for your support, Claremont

Dear editor:

We want to express our deepest appreciation for joining us on Wednesday, August 16 at the Laemmle Claremont 5 Theatre for the screening of “Love & Justice.” It was an evening filled with both cultural enrichment and the celebration of Beethoven’s one and only opera. We were thrilled to see such a sophisticated audience come together to enjoy this remarkable cinematic experience.

Your presence added immeasurable value to the event, and we hope you found the film as captivating as we did. “Love & Justice” was a true testament to the enduring power of Beethoven’s music and the art of storytelling through cinema. Your support and enthusiasm for this project are greatly cherished, and we look forward to sharing more cultural experiences with you in the future.

Once again, thank you for making this screening a memorable occasion. Your presence and appreciation for the arts make our efforts all the more worthwhile.

Vince Turner


Turner is the president of the Claremont Film Festival.

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