Regarding “Politicians See Little Damage to Sheriff Gates” (Part I, Orange County edition, March 16):
The problem with the politicians is that they have tunnel vision. Gates is unethical in carrying out the duties of a law enforcement official.
The politicians are patting him on the back instead of ostracizing him. After all, what is a million dollars of taxpayers’ money. Money is no criterion --the county has plenty.
A similar incident--the Fuentes fiasco --was unethical, and illegal--but the politicians told Tom: “Good Work, Tom!”
I believe the supervisors owe it to the people to investigate the Gates situation more profoundly. After all, its only money.