Re: "State's high court overturns another Pierce conviction" (TNT, 1-23).
At some point, voters need to take a long, hard look at our Pierce County prosecutor and the tone he sets in his office. I have forgotten how many cases out of that office have been overturned by our state Supreme Court, but the number is not minuscule.
Playing fast and loose with the law does not benefit this community.The tone he sets is a problem. Retrying cases costs money - money from taxpayers.
Mark Lindquist runs on a law-and-order platform. I suggest that next election, he work harder to prove that competence and legal knowledge matter equally. Having his convictions overturned does not inspire the confidence in me to trust how he runs his office. Do it right or don't do it.
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It is not the job of taxpayers to correct his poor judgments or pay for cases to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. His recent scorecard with the laws of this state indicates he has little respect for the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.
Frankly, it is more important to do it correctly the first time than brag about a conviction rate that cannot pass higher court standards.