Pubdate: Wed, 13 Aug 2008
Source: New Times (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Copyright: 2008 New Times
Author: Greg O'Kelly


The attorney general of the state of California should be censured 
for not having a representative at the Charlie Lynch federal trial, 
one whom might have assisted in the defense of the man who broke no 
state laws and did not engage in interstate [drug] trafficking (Re: 
"Lynch guilty on all charges," Aug. 7, 2008). The representative 
could have done this by calling for the admissibility of exculpating 
evidence, and by taking a stand on the meddling of the Feds that 
reduces sales taxes for the state. The attorney general can still 
weigh in on the sentencing, but won't. Even the county sheriff is 
complicit in this bit of theater. A certain type of person is drawn 
to this sort of work. Religious. And they want to make martyrs as 
they wash their hands.

Greg O'Kelly

San Luis Obispo
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