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May 7, 2014

Letter: Judges need to be held accountable

To the editor:

The article in Friday, May 2 paper (“Police: Suspect in beating leaves court, returns to victim’s home”) is a prime example of how “sick” our judicial system is. A man charged with attacking a woman is released by a judge after being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The judge rejected prosecutors’ request that he be held on a $2,000 cash bond. How many people have to be hurt or maimed before our courts start taking the crime seriously and protect the innocent victims, instead of kowtowing to the perpetrators? Maybe if the judges could also be charged when the person initially charged goes back and again assaults the victim, they will start doing the right thing and provide protection to the victim. Whether they assign police protection or hold the offender in custody is their choice.

Kingsley Morgan

Beverly

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