Well, here we go again with another story about the legal system victimizing people who have not victimized anyone. Two defendants in a recent medical marijuana case were rightfully acquitted in a case that never should have gotten to a jury (“The age of ‘reason,’” Sept. 15).
Yet the charges against Cory Wolin, who plea bargained and testified, still stand. How absurd! He is eligible to have his felony dropped to a misdemeanor in three years, but why isn’t he eligible to have his conviction completely dropped now? The fact that the other two defendants were acquitted showed that Mr. Wolin also did no wrong, and he certainly did not victimize anyone in any way. The system already incarcerated (more like kidnapped) him for two months, and now he has a record that could prevent him from getting jobs in the future.
Originally, the police should have been more concerned with the two men who assaulted Deip Paul after trespassing into his place. And what is the reason for authorities still hanging onto the acquitted defendant’s personal belongings?
Stories like this make the police, judges, and prosecutors looks like one big and idiotic network. When things like this hit the news, we should all be writing letters of disapproval to politicians and people of authority.