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    Filed at 5:23 am under by dcobranchi

    Life among the fearful:

    Revolving door courts do not deliver justice

    Where do we start? Do we have a justice system or an illegal fiasco owned and operated by a group of bleeding hearts? (“What is wrong with our justice system?,” letter to the editor by Thomas Barnes, Aug. 9). My motto is “may the prosecution never lose.” With video cameras, DNA testing, etc., we don’t need “innocent until proven guilty.” What better proof than a picture?

    Far too many of these cases today are only job security so these lawyers can get those people off so the crimes can be repeated, offering more job security. To me, in a way this is aiding and abetting crime.

    Judges do not make subjective decisions, only objective. We need about four relatives of the victim to be part of the sentencing. When it’s your folks who were murdered, raped or robbed or had their car or ID stolen, etc., the sentencing will be different.

    What this country needs is legal reform.

    James H. Kahl

    And in a related story, a candidate for City Council here yesterday called for the abolition of bail for “every offender hauled in by our hard-working law enforcement officers.”

    She later tried to walk it back by “revising and extending” her comments, but I have a copy of the original. She really did assume that everyone arrested was an “offender” and she wants to lock them up without “unreasonably low” bail, which in this case must mean a bail that they can actually make.

    Who needs that stooopid 8th Amendment anyway?

    2 Responses to “LOTD”

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 25th, 2007
    at 11:23 am

    May both of these people be falsely accused some day. And arrested. And held. Without bail. Without adequate counsel.

    Not as an experiment that they know will end so that they can feel free to keep up their tough guy bravado.

    But in real life.

    Of course, I do hope they eventually work their way through the system and are absolved but it may be what it takes to drive the point home.

    Or maybe just a one-on-one visit with the subject of one of the recently-cleared-by-DNA-after-years-in-prison articles we see with regularity. . . maybe just a chat with someone who has actually been in the hell they are advocating. . .


    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    August 25th, 2007
    at 12:50 pm

    I bet they go around saying stuff like “Freedom isn’t free” and other mindless nationalistic blather.

    They obviously don’t get what the hell this country’s about.