Amen, sister

The following is a letter to the editor which appeared Thursday in the Eureka Reporter.

Plea bargains, deals kept street racer on roads

Dear Editor,

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.

Susan Dodd

10 Responses

  1. The DA made certain decisions as to how to allocate his resources, which is certainly within his discretion. Please note that neither Chief Douglas or Lt. Zanotti committed new crimes while that case was pending, so there was clearly some benefit to the public by the decision to focus on vigourusly prosecuting law enforcement officers over tattooed ne’er-do-well recidivists.

  2. I’m assuming the above is some sort of awkward joke….

  3. I think (s)he’s being facetious! 🙂 – Hey – I missed this one. Linking now!

  4. Add it to your collection, Rose!!!

  5. There is a point of diminishing returns. Was it August or Marsh.

  6. I can’t believe this. The whole story is so awful.
    There’s no jokes, awkward or otherwise, to be found in this story.

  7. Yes, I was being sarcastic. Levity is a mechanism I employ to help me deal with gross and/or willful stupidity.

  8. thats why we love you Red!

  9. Just read that the teacher in Fortuna will most likely stroll away intact from her little legal mess. Let’s have a big “Hell Ya!” for what has got to be the most incompetant, inept, STUPID legal eagle on this planet and quite possibly in this arm of the galaxy! Paul Gallegos, if only he had bashed his head that day instead of scraping his leg while surfing!

    Next up, the farcical, and tragic NON-prosecution of the above detailed repeat felon. My deepest condolences to the Quigley family.

  10. He’s a major bag of douche. Our best to the Quigleys as well.

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