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Posted on November 25 at 12:01 p.m.
foofighter also seems convinced that this case will be going to a jury. I'd be very surprised if it gets that far. I expect the County will ultimately pay out some money to make the case go away as quickly and quietly as possible. Mr. Peterson has already resigned, so I think the administrative actions that can be taken against him are pretty limited.
On Undersheriff Jim Peterson Retired Amid 'Sexting' Scandal
Posted on November 23 at 12:38 p.m.
As usual, Eckermann makes a good point. I'm sure Mr. Peterson didn't exhibit the signs of narcissistic sociopathy early in his career.
I was struck by his pretty rapid rise to the #2 position within the department, so I figured he was very good at not doing anything controversial out in the field, taking tests and oral boards, schmoozing his superiors, being in the right place at the right time, and working on the right political campaign[s].
He also exhibits well-honed instincts in self-protection. I note that his response to the investigation was to quickly resign and walk away from the mess. I don't have a dog in this fight, but IMO this says a great deal about the truth of many of these allegations.
Did I read in the story that Mr. Peterson planned a run for County supervisor in a few years? Well, if so and he actually runs for office, that's chutzpah!
Posted on November 22 at 7:17 p.m.
I imagine the County will want to pay out some money to make this go away as quickly and quietly as possible, and much cheaper than going to trial. We'll see.
Posted on November 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Wow. Peterson's departure from the Sheriff's Department was so abrupt I knew there had to be a backstory. His resignation/retirement/whatever just didn't happen the way they usually go down.
It's sad to read about this kind of he said-she said behavior on such a grand scale. I wouldn't be surprised if the voters remember all of this at election time.
Posted on November 16 at 2:36 p.m.
Well...getting back to the subject of the article, I think a Veteran's Court is a good idea and probably something that's been needed for a long time.
However, with Judge Eskin's retirement imminent, I wonder how long this new program will last without his patronage. Some judges spearhead the creation of a new program, take the credit for it, and then quickly lose interest and drop the program like a hot rock, leaving it to sink or swim on its own.
Before he's gone from the court for good, I hope Judge Eskin has made sure the funding for this project is secure and there is someone in place who will keep it working until it is no longer needed, if/when that ever happens. If not, then this program will likely fade away without much notice, likely when the court's budget gets tight again.
On Judge Eskin's Last Hurrah
Posted on October 26 at 9:50 a.m.
I'd guess this overly-entitled sh*thead wants us to feel sorry for him because he spent time in prison. So much for the remorse these guys said they had in order to get out of custody.
On Graham Pressley Sounds Off on Jesse Rugge's Release
Posted on October 25 at 1:02 p.m.
Nitz, obviously I'm one of those who thinks 13 years isn't enough time.
The defendant was sentenced to 7 years to LIFE. I'm in favor of a life sentence actually being a life sentence for this defendant, because that's what Susan Markowitz got.
On Jesse Rugge, Markowitz Kidnapper, Released
Posted on October 24 at 9:07 p.m.
It's a simple concept - don't kidnap and murder, then you don't have to worry about the horrors of the prison experience.
An innocent kid is dead. And Susan Markowitz's nightmare never goes away.
Posted on October 24 at 10:33 a.m.
I reiterate: Releasing Rugge makes about as much sense as releasing Attias did.
Posted on October 21 at 4:18 p.m.
Fair enough, kerry121. We're both entitled to our opinions, and we don't have to agree. But I do feel that if there wasn't a kidnapping, then there might not have been a murder.
If they didn't kidnap Nicholas then maybe JJH and all the other sh*theads in his entourage would have gone after Nicholas's half-brother for the debt he owed. But I think Nicholas - innocent and in the wrong place at the wrong time - was an easier target for them, and also a way to get back at his half-brother.
And so it goes. And Susan Markowitz's nightmare just never goes away.
On Nicholas Markowitz Kidnapper Makes Parole
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