More judicial follies in Minnesota
Mitch over at Shot in the Dark has been covering the case of Jeff Skelton, who is accused of shooting his wife's lover 5 times (in the eye, the foot, the groin and 2 times in the chest), killing the man. Mitch goes into great detail on the case, how Mr. Skelton was released on bail, called a local radio station to brag about what he had done, was re-arrested for violating a condition of his parole (not contacting his wife) and was released yet again. While I agree with Mitch's outrage over the situation, I do not agree with his conclusion that it is Amy Klobuchar's (Hennepin County Prosecutor) problem solely . This is not just happening in Hennepin County (see my post "My heart is breaking...") - it is happening all over in Minnesota. If the blame is to be laid at any politicians feet, it should be laid at the feet of the man who wants to be our next governor - Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch! AG Hatch is the man who sets the pace for the county prosecutors - he sets the standards that the counties must abide by. Maybe we need to send the AG the memo that we are fed up with perps getting more rights than their victims! It is time for the people of Minnesota to stand up for the rights of the victims and make sure that their stories are heard!