Thanks for the article on Deputy D.A. Craig Van Rooyen (“D.A. dismisses Doobie Dozen defendants—for now,” Jan. 19).
Here is a guy willing to waste hundreds of thousands of public money to further his own career as a so-called tough-on-crime D.A. It has nothing to do with the marijuana and everything to do with his ego and arrogance.
Judge LaBarbera was the district attorney before he was appointed to the bench. I am sure he gave this case a great deal of thought before dismissing it.
So, Van Rooyen, it’s time to pick up your marbles and go home. You lost. Get a life. And don’t waste any more of our money on this. You should be ashamed.