Have trust in the court system and due process

A high-profile resident of our community has recently been accused of a very serious crime.
Upon hearing the news last week, many folks have expressed shock and even anger.
It’s important to remember this, however: Anyone accused of a crime in this country is considered innocent until proven guilty.
For many, this is a hard concept to fully accept. The thinking goes that, if the cops have enough evidence to bring about a charge, one must therefore be guilty.
Trust us, after decades of covering the courts, we have seen a number of people end up being found not guilty.
Still, the court of public opinion is another thing – one that many people can’t live down.
Our advice: Trust the court system and due process.
The incident also raises a question about the hiring practices of charter schools and whether potential employees are being properly vetted, and have the proper educational backgrounds as well as any licensing that is required.
Too many of these charter schools do things on the cheap just so they can make an easy buck.
Oct. 4, 2019

One Response to Have trust in the court system and due process

  1. Dennis Nowak

    October 6, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    The court system has been fair to the accused in this case by allowing him to be free on a minimal bond of $1,000 cash. He will have an opportunity to defend himself with able legal counsel.

    My concern is how this situation could happen at all in a school. How could an employee simply take a student out of the school building and into the employee’s car without being noticed – and what was the accused’s actual role at that school – what exactly is a “community liaison officer”; how is he allowed access to students and for what purpose?

    While I am satisfied that the police did a good job in making a quick arrest and getting serious charges issued, I still am concerned how this charter school has been operating and who if anyone is able to investigate the school itself for permitting this situation to happen in the first place.

    Keep up the good work in reporting on this important matter – the Review is a valuable community resource.

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