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It’s still a crime

Deputy Travis Smith was fired for a pattern of poor performance that included criminal acts. But, according to arbitrator Shelly C. Shapiro, although the sheriff was right to discipline him for breaking the law, he did not put anyone’s physical safety at risk and the acts were done out of the public’s view, so he should keep his job.

How many people could we let out of jail if they did not put anyone’s physical safety at risk or nobody saw them do it?

Is it not still a crime?

Peggy Wayne


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