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JUDICIAL SYSTEM: Don’t let child rapist out

Letter by Richard N. Mercier, University Place on March 18, 2013 at 11:28 am | No Comments »
March 18, 2013 1:04 pm

Re: “Rapist to get out for cancer treatment” (TNT, 3-14).

Former Buckley City Councilman Randy Reed, 55, convicted of raping a 7-year-old child and molesting two teenage girls, is sentenced to only one year in the county jail. Now he is being released six months early so he can receive cancer treatment.

For once, I am almost at a loss for words. What is this society coming to? We as responsible citizens can’t stand up and demand justice and protection for our children from child predators? Have we become so complacent for the concerns of someone that we don’t protect our most vulnerable?

Our judicial system has completely failed this community. It is time for this country to get back to its founding principles. As for the judge in this case, he should step down from office. If that doesn’t happen, voters should make sure this judge never wins another election.


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