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Judicial system needs looking at

Regarding Police Blotter on Feb. 4, you reported, in part, “A man was arrested on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury, committing a felony while on his own recognizance and failing to appear in court. He was previously arrested on Jan. 9 on charges of carrying a loaded weapon with the intent to commit a crime and several drug charges. He missed his felony conference.”

It seems to me that if there would’ve been bail, he either would’ve remained in jail or posted a bond with collateral. Then perhaps the subsequent charge of injuring someone would’ve been avoided, and just perhaps he would’ve made his felony conference or forfeited his bond and a bench warrant issued.

Letting him out on OR doesn’t give him any incentive to appear. Yet the Police Blotter has shown that some arrested for only drug possession have had bail in excess of $20,000. I think the judicial system needs some looking into, and perhaps our UPS person would still be alive and that person would not have been injured.

Gary Pesselt

Grass Valley

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