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Letters to the Editor

December 10, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Don’t expect judge to be punished by peers
To the Editor:
Judge Mark Marshall has taken a leave of absence after being arrested.
Charge 1: second offense drunken driving; Charge 2: driving wrong way on interstate.
For millions of employed Americans, this would bring a permanent leave called “firing.” What would happen to a teacher or a bus driver? For one DUI, a bus driver receives a one-year leave; for the second, it is for a lifetime. Continue Reading

Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Increases needed in fines for speeding
To the Editor:
I’m thinking of contacting our legislators, and I have come up with a bill that could really put some teeth into those who don’t care how fast they drive or how much money they spend on speeding tickets: first ticket, $50; second, $100; third, $200; fourth, $400; fifth, $800, etc. That should make a person think about driving too fast. If not, they have too much money and don’t worry about how they spend it. Continue Reading