Some of the letters to editor have stated that some of us that write letters to this paper are not in favor of the First Amendment. That could not be further from the truth. We all have our right to say and write what we want. In my case, the letters I have written in protest of Mr. Grocott’s columns are to say that I believe he is spreading falsehoods and San Mateo Daily Journal should not allow this.

I do read Mr. Grocott’s columns because I believe we all need to hear other points of view. He has a right to say what he wants. The same right I have to critique his comments. In his latest column, I found it interesting that he told us about one act of violence that happened in Los Gatos, but he did not say one word about the insurgency that occurred in our nation’s Capitol. Really? Whole column and he could not condemn this insurrection?

First time since 1814 that our Capitol was invaded and the last time something like this happened was an invasion by the English. Two Capitol police officers have died, and several protesters have also passed away. People wearing “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirts, Confederate flags flying inside the Capitol, insurgents walking around with zip ties, etc. and not a word from Mr. Grocott?

Yet, he had space in his very long column to talk about the one lunatic individual that was arrested in Los Gatos.

Bill Surraco

Redwood City

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(4) comments

Terence Y

Boy, they’re climbing out of the woodwork today, yet another letter writer who memory-holes the death and destruction wrought by the idiot BLM and Antifa goons and the storming of the Capitol during the Kavanaugh hearings. BTW, if there actually was an insurrection, half a million patriots would have likely been successful if that’s what they wanted.

Ray Fowler

Hello, Bill

I understand you wanted Matt to comment on the mob in DC, and further condemn the riot. However, it's Matt's story to tell. Hopefully, expressing your position in the DJ that Matt should have included a condemnation of the extremists will assuage your frustration. A frustration similar to those who waited for the Democratic Party's leadership to condemn last summer's violence across the US.

Cindy Cornell

Exactly who was carrying long guns and handguns during the marches and protests during the summer? Not BLM demonstrators.


The paper was filled with the siege in DC. The attacker on the poor lady in Los Gatos was clearly anecdotal.

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