Finally some action
I don't know if this is just an impression or a fact.... In either case it's good. Several recent local news items show Judge Sypolt cracking down hard on habitual offenders who had been steadily revolving through the doors before.
We have a
problem with professional criminals here. No need to start identifying these dudes with 100 separate felony convictions. The cops know them well. We just need to keep them in jail.
Should be simple, but until now the cops, under the thumb of Copkiller Straub, were ever so gently advising the habituals that crime may be a slightly less than optimal way to live, and the judges were doing the same. Spinning the door. Arrested, charged, freed. Next day, arrested, charged, freed. Next day, arrested, charged, freed. Next day, arrested.....
I hadn't heard of Sypolt before, either in the news or in my jury duties. Is he new? Looking up ... No, he's been here for 20 years.
I don't know what finally motivated him to break ranks with the door-spinners, but I'm GLAD he did.