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Clark judges too quickly

In convicting and condemning the two boys accused of killing Delbert “Shorty” Belton, Doug Clark dons the robes of prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner. Given the ease with which he dresses in these clothes, he should have no trouble with that tutu he promises to wear if Shorty is found to have dealt crack.

While making no such accusation, it is not beyond belief that an aged pensioner would deal drugs in order to make ends meet. And while it may prove a mitigating factor, it is no reason to kill Shorty.

I am simply saying that Doug has no business assuming those roles and frying those boys in print before they’ve had their day in court. I close with the reminder that we are all deemed innocent until proven guilty.

Michael Poulin

Spokane


 

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