The following is a letter to the editor which appeared Thursday in the Eureka Reporter.
Plea bargains, deals kept street racer on roads
The tragic death of a 9-year-old girl on State Route 299 because of a drag race once again points out the deplorable judgment of our district attorney.
At the same time Paul Gallegos was prosecuting members of the Eureka Police Department (whose charges were dismissed), he was cutting deals and plea bargains with one of the drivers, who has 17 criminal cases on his record.
Yet this man was free to drive the streets and kill a child.