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Letter: Aspen is the land of no justice

The land of no justice

Is it just me, or does it seem you can get away with any ol’ crime here in this valley? You can literally kill someone and get absolutely no jail time, i.e., John Walls, or very little jail time, i.e., Christine Tinner (based on how that case is progressing). I don’t understand how someone can get five DUIs and only serve 90 days in jail. You can steal thousands and thousands of dollars from your employer and only get probation. Convicted drug dealers, both legal and illegal residents, only seem to have to pay a fine, do a little probation and they’re back on the streets. What’s wrong with our justice system in this valley? Are the court judges that we vote for too lenient? It appears that people can get away with anything here. So if you see me walking down the street smoking a joint because I’m old and have trouble sleeping at night, go ahead and arrest me — I could use a few days off from work.

M.E. Swanson


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