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Why have probation?

I am writing after reading your article on “Suspect had drug history” (Jan. 9). I can’t believe that our court system allowed this guy to continue to be set free. He broke probation continually, and all that was done was to put him back on probation.

What is the purpose of probation if breaking it has no consequences? He broke probation again by showing up at his ex-wife’s house intoxicated. He broke probation – he should have been arrested. Now there is one very special person dead, a wife without a husband, and children without a father.

Michael Sauter

Nevada City

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