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Where’s the justice?

Dear Editor:

Over the years, I have often wondered about our legal system and all the attorneys involved in many cases I have read about.

There are all kinds of laws on the books that have specific punishments for various offenses but many times are not implemented due to “let’s make a deal” by defense lawyers. Case in point, the Sheen fiasco, which is a joke due to who he is. To my way of thinking, shouldn’t he get the same justice that John Smith would get for the same offense?

What good are laws, rules, etc. if they can so easily be manipulated by “let’s make a deal”? How many times have we all heard you can get away with murder? It seems to be true. I sure admire our judges who need to keep all the rules straight!

Chris Tessem

Basalt

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