In regards to the upcoming elections for the position of Sheriff and District Attorney, at this time, I feel that the citizens of Richmond County are the victims of a disjointed legal system.
I know a lot of good deputies and R.P.D. officers that literally put their lives on the line on a daily basis. They catch criminals ‘Red-handed” only to have these solid cases dismissed or plea-bargained away. A majority of these criminals are habitual offenders that get arrested, locked up, tapped on the wrist - not slapped - and released so that they can continue their criminal lifestyles.
As a business owner and recent victim of a violent crime, I share law enforcement’s frustration with the judicial system. Not only did my business suffer significant financial loss and damage to my property, I personally feel victimized by the system and its nonaggressive probate system, which, in my opinion, should be a separate public office. I am confident that I will never see any of the restitution that I was promised. The purpose of this letter is to emphatically suggest to the two winners that they break out the olive branch in November and personally and publicly congratulate each other and make an earnest commitment to work together, Are we not on the same side?
This recommendation is in the best interest of the citizens that will ultimately vote you into office. May the best candidate win.