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Letter: Where’s the justice?

Regarding the article in Jan. 28’s Recorder on the trio of burglaries, I could not believe what I was reading. I would appreciate that a lawyer can be hard-pressed to acquire a reliable defense for clients of admittedly ill repute.

Patrick Boyer, 27, had over 30 convictions for breaking and entering or attempted breaking and entering, 13 that he admitted in area towns and probation violations.

Michael Boyer pleaded guilty to a total of 19 break-ins and Sean Rattigan’s case has not come to trial.

Patrick Boyer’s lawyer David Simanski said the July crimes netted less than $100, he was given a lighter sentence because of the limited success of his burglaries.

Maybe the insurance company should advertise their clients who carry a lot of coverage to give crooks a better idea of whose home or business to target, resulting in a better haul. Cancel your security alarm and leave your doors wide open to give them better access. Get rid of your dog so it will not interfere with their illegal business or alert you if you are sleeping. Also, this saves on vet bills, feeding and care. Or if the dog happens to bite the intruder, it will save you costly lawyer’s fees having been sued.

Simanski called the crimes a “series of unfortunate events that are the result of a confederation of young men ... a result of a serious lapse of judgment.”

“Unfortunate events?” I have been the victim of a robbery! Every time I leave home for a few hours, I don’t know if I am going to be hit again! I don’t know if my small dogs will be harmed! My personal space has been invaded! My personal property has been taken!

I cannot write what I think should be done with these felons because it would not be printed!

The repeated hard-case fellows should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, if only to give their future victims a reprieve.

They should also be made to pay for their incurred incarceration expenses so the taxpayer is not again their victims.

DON R. WORDEN

West Deerfield

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