Re “Rocky road continues after admitting insurance lapse” (June 20): What is going on with Rocky Delgadillo and the question of ethics is an ongoing saga with a lot of politicians. Only until they are caught with their hand in the cookie jar do they then come forward and apologize and ask for forgiveness. He and all the others should have ‘fessed up at the beginning. Then their ethics would not be so flexible. I work with people that have flexible ethics, much like Delgadillo. It just depends on what they can or cannot gain at the time. I think he should be made an example of and be disciplined for his “flexics”! – Brian Jones Rancho Vista Conduct unbecoming Re “Rocky road continues after admitting insurance lapse” (June 20): The double standard goes on in L.A. If I or any of my co-workers at the Los Angeles Police Department had committed any of these acts and then covered them up with half-truths, we’d be fired for “conduct unbecoming” as well as “false and misleading” statements. If Rocky is retained, I wish the city luck in attempting to remove any city employee for future ethics transgressions. – Arno Clair Saugus Shoddy practices Re “Rocky road continues after admitting insurance lapse” (June 20): It is horrendous that the chief law officer of the city, Rocky Delgadillo, has tried to rip off the citizens of Los Angeles. Fortunately his lying and illegal activities were uncovered because who knows what other unlawful activities this attorney would try to slip by the electorate? Delgadillo should immediately resign or be relieved of his position. How could we ever trust him again? Wake up now, citizens of Los Angeles. We have a mayor who is morally lacking and a City Council that caters to the fat cats. Los Angeles is slipping into a Third World mentality with each passing day. We must let our politicians know we will not stand for these shoddy practices any more! – Ray Kirschbaum Westlake Village Personal property? Re “Rocky road continues after admitting insurance lapse” (June 20): Rocky Delgadillo thinks that since he is in public service, his car is available for personal business? If I am a caregiver to the ill or elderly, does that make their personal belongings mine? I don’t think so. Sounds like the same thing to me – thievery. – Mary Anne Barranti Sunland Accident report Re “I’m sorry” (June 19): The questions I would like answered are: What was reported by Rocky Delgadillo or his staff as to the circumstances surrounding the damage to the city-owned SUV? Did Delgadillo report (either specifically or implicitly) that he or someone other than his wife was driving the SUV at the time of the accident? Or did he report the damage was done by a phantom hit-and-run driver? I believe an accounting of the accident had to occur before the vehicle could be repaired by city workers at taxpayers’ expense. If the document describing the accident is found and it contains untruthful or misleading facts regarding the driver of the vehicle, Delgadillo should immediately resign his elected position. – Gary E. Rogness Santa Clarita Criminal charges Re “I’m sorry” (June 19): As the city attorney of Los Angeles, I would hope that Rocky Delgadillo is familiar with Section 503 of the California Penal Code: “Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been intrusted.” Clearly, the unauthorized use of a city vehicle by Delgadillo’s wife and his subsequent billing of the taxpayers for the repair of the damages she incurred meets the definition of embezzlement. As for Delgadillo’s sudden epiphany and repayment of the repair expense, Section 512 of the California Penal Code states: “The fact that the accused intended to restore the property embezzled, is no ground of defense or mitigation …” Both sections are felonies in the state of California. Rocky Delgadillo should be suspended pending an investigation and the possible filing of criminal charges. – Max Morgan Valencia Betrayal at the top Re “It’s official: 2nd term for Bratton” (June 20): As the wife of an LAPD officer, I am disgusted that Bratton was appointed for another term as police chief. He could not be more undeserving of this honored position. He turned his back on these devoted, hardworking officers when he did not stand by them after the MacArthur Park incident. It is obvious that they did exactly what they were trained to do. No wonder the morale is down in the department. Being a police officer can be a lonely life for the officer and his wife and children. But nothing could be more upsetting than to have the “father” of the LAPD betray his “family.” He let politics get in the way of performing his duty as police chief. – Nancy Shanahan Granada Hills The incomplete truth Re “Mayor blames self as marriage fails” (June 12): The mayor recently held a press conference to tell the world he was responsible for his impending divorce. However, he was not talking about why it was happening again and said his private life had nothing to do with his public life. This mayor has talked about morals, family values and transparency throughout his time in office. But when the time came to come out with the truth, he conveniently said it wasn’t our business. Well, mayor, it is our business. When I vote for people, I look at how they treat their families and carry themselves in private life as much as what they do in public. – Joseph Dillon Chatsworth Apathetic parents Re “U.S. must focus on education” (Their Opinions, June 18): In regard to Roy Romer’s comments in his opinion piece regarding the educational problems in America, he states that millions of Americans care deeply about quality education. Romer is correct, however, that there are also many millions who do not care about their own kids’ education. As a middle-school teacher, I see this every day at work and have seen the numbers of apathetic parents continually rise over my 17-year teaching career. How any presidential candidate is going to deal with this problem is a mystery to me. – Lawrence Asrilant Palmdale Learning English Re “Governor stuns Hispanic journalists” (June 15): How disingenuous of Pilar Marrero to state that Hispanics don’t have the time to learn English because they’re “too busy working.” What does she think every other immigrant group coming to this country had to do? They had to work, and they learned English because they had to and because they knew it was the way to get ahead. No other immigrant group has been catered to as have the Hispanics. We spend billions putting everything into two languages for them. Why is that? It’s time we stopped pampering them and forced them to learn. – Sheila M. Cooley Van Nuys Healthy Pet Act I would like to see about half the number of dogs and cats permitted to breed. If you wait about a week after Easter and Christmas, you can find any breed you want roaming the street. A dog that you can find at the pound is just as good as one from the puppy or cat mills. – Edward Elks Panorama City Amnesty? Is there a payment plan for the $5,000 fine the illegal immigrants must pay, or do they have to max out their credit cards? – Chuck Crawford Newhall160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!