Choosing a judge |

Choosing a judge

Choosing a judge is important. These are the people who use both compassion and justice to administer proper sentencing to those who have broken the law.

A number of the current judges have shown a great deal of compassion for those committing crimes and not much compassion for victims or protecting the community. Some of these judges have created a revolving door where criminals are released on bail or merely placed on probation and then are back in court again and again committing more crimes in our community. The criminals get lectured and admonished, but not taken off the street. The victims have received no justice and the community is not protected. This has to stop.

Anna Ferguson, as an Assistant District Attorney, has over 100 criminal convictions in this community. She is honest and fair. She is just as concerned about seeing justice for the victims and protecting our community as she is in showing reason towards those convicted. Her opponent is endorsed by these same “revolving door” judges. That tells me that they like the status quo and a candidate that they believe will be of a similar temperament. It is time to stop the revolving door.

The criminal justice system needs to not only show compassion for criminal, but also needs to protect our community from repeat offenders. I am voting for Anna Ferguson and I hope you are too.

Deborah Wilder

Grass Valley

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