The Andrew Warren I know
“DeSantis, you’re not king of Florida,” and “The Florida sheriffs behind Gov. Ron DeSantis” | Editorials, Aug. 5 and 6
Thank you, Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board, for your two editorials concerning the actions of the governor in dismissing Andrew Warren, the twice-elected state attorney for Hillsborough County. As a pastor and active leader in the community particularly around criminal justice issues, my experience of Andrew Warren has been that he is a man of integrity and a public servant dedicated to working for the people of the county and providing equal justice for all. In my experience Warren was very professional and careful to clarify for us the extent of his authority but was never defensive as the community raised difficult questions and concerns. He was committed to working for justice for the poor and those who faced disparities in the criminal justice system and instituted processes within his office to ensure equal justice to all. The governor’s action, of overriding voters and replacing Warren with — I believe —absolutely no notification or justification, should be deeply troubling to every Floridian and every American.
The Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson, Trinity
Got the most votes? You win
The national popular vote
The current way we elect the president is broken. Someone can get more votes nationwide and still not become president. We need to have legislation to guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire U.S.
John Middaugh, Holiday
But isn’t inflation over?
Let’s not celebrate ‘zero inflation’ yet | Wall Street Journal editorial, Aug. 12
President Joe Biden said inflation was zero last month. Then why do we need an “inflation reduction act”?
John Spengler, Spring Hill