February 20, 2007

Protests on plea

Not everyone is happy with Jacob Carter's proposed guilty plea, which would get him a sentence of 43 years to life for charges including predatory sexual assault. Dawn Potter, spokeswoman for Project Dryden Child, is quoted:

Those children weren't allowed to plea bargain... He showed those children no mercy ... why would the [district attorney] show him one ounce of mercy?

The Journal says that District Attorney Wilkinson wouldn't talk about the details of the case, but the Journal writes that:

Wilkinson noted that when a defendant pleads guilty to the most serious charge, it's not a plea bargain.

In a follow-up to an earlier article about the challenges of rural Internet service, the Journal finds that some of the people they spoke with have managed to get better service, with more service on the way.

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