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Let’s get Garrido over and done with

By October 27, 2010

EDITOR:

What’s with our legal system? If one is seen by a policeman to run a red light, there’s no doubt one is guilty. If stolen property is found in one’s possession, there’s no doubt one is guilty. If one is caught with illegal drugs, one is guilty. If one is caught driving with more than the legal limit of alcohol in one’s system, one is guilty.

Yet Phillip Garrido, caught with a kidnapped person living in his back yard, with videotapes of him performing heinous crimes, is still a “suspected kidnapper!” El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson refers to the case being stalled because of the “hundreds of thousands of pages of discover” to be reviewed. We should be more concerned about the hundreds of thousands of public dollars being spent in bringing this case to trial.

If the facts so far discovered – indeed, the simple fact that he had Jaycee Dugard in his back yard – do not clearly prove him guilty, then I don’t know what will. Let’s quit the legal wrangling and get this case over and done with!

LAWRENCE ALEXANDER

Shingle Springs

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