Sunday, October 24, 2021

Letters to the Editor: Ridiculous catch and release

| April 22, 2021 12:15 AM

Ridiculous catch and release

Is Lake County having a bass tournament like on TV but just with criminals? Catch and release of every suspect they bring to jail? I have looked at release logs and I am just shocked. Some have been before a judge 10 times for failure to appear and they still let them go. When does the foolishness stop?

All kinds of excuses as to why they can't be put in jail but not a single one as to why they can be put in and kept. Even an assistant county attorney recently said, "Well, I can't jail the bad behavior out of them." What?

The criminals are laughing at Lake County because they know they have free reign to do crime because there will be no jail time. So pathetic of Lake County officials. All of them, from judges to prosecutors, should be ashamed. Turn the wolves right back out to do more crime. Ridiculous.

— Scott Chambers, Polson

Grocery store kindness

On Wednesday last week, I stopped at the Pablo Family Food store on Highway 93 to purchase a few items and ran into two very special young men. When I went to check out, my debit card wouldn’t work. The store doesn’t take checks, and I didn’t have enough cash. That is when both of these fellows told the cashier to put my purchases on their bills. I tried to talk them out of it but they insisted. I was amazed and so appreciative. I can’t thank them enough, and only wish I knew their names. With all the negativity we hear and see these days, this was even more special. I told them that I would “pass it on,” and I will.

Thanks again, guys. God bless you.

— JoAnne Finch, Polson