Absurdity In The Prosecutor's Office

Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the trial of riverboat Captain Warren Luetke it only took the jury an hour to figure out what the prosecutors still hadn't figured out after four years. It was a terrible accident. There is no wish to abuse the memory of the fisherman here by retelling why this is so. The facts are public.

I'm waiting for our prosecutors next to go after train engineers when someone lies down in front of a train just so I can hear Cameron Williams say again: "It is not a defense that the negligent conduct of the deceased may also be a cause of the death.

Is this Orwellian caricature of the justice system some kind of test to see just how much of the Kool-Aid we will swallow?

Here on our own doorstep is the void where common sense has flown out the door. This is the same void that fuels growing resentment of the arbitrary use of power by other of our government agencies.

Steve Campbell

Mc Donald, Tn.


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