I could hardly believe my eyes when I read how great of job the District Attorneys think they are doing, in Saturday’s opinion section of the Triplicate newspaper. Here is a reality check. The first sentence authored by Lisa Specchio-Wolfe, Anna Marie Padilla, Todd D. Zocchi, and Rebecca Linkous states, “We are responsible for upholding the law and maintaining order in our community”. As of today’s date and in the last eight months anyone can walk into a court room on any given day and discover that statement couldn’t be any further from the truth. Our District Attorney’s office is the most incompetent group I have ever witnessed thus far in the 20 years I have lived here.
They do not protect children from child abusers nor do they protect women from men who have beat them up, held them hostage or otherwise. And it is laughable that Ms. Padilla states, “ Ms. Micks gives her victims a pamphlet of victims rights”. I can guarantee you that is all the victims get because they don’t get fair representation nor do they get protection when they need it most.
I found it especially interesting when they noted that, “Micks also has an open door policy for the law enforcement agencies to contact her about any cases”. Well I hate to burst your bubble but that is expected and should not have to be stated. The question that needs to be asked is why you don’t submit any courtesy to the public when they have questions? In fact, none of the district attorney’s will so much as raise their head or come to the window to answer a question.
No we do not need the continued incompetence of this group. The board of Supervisors would be in a better place to interview fresh blood that have no connections to anyone here and start with a clean slate. I am not at liberty to disclose what is coming down in the future, but I can say this, there are probably going to be a couple of more attorney’s either disbarred or disciplined and our county does not need anymore black eyes.
Crescent City, Ca.