Equal justice for shoplifters

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:08 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:23 am

Re "TV anchor accused of shoplifting resigns" (Page A1, Aug. 6) and "Arrests made in shoplifting incidents" (Our Region, Aug. 6): There were four articles in Wednesday's paper pertaining to shoplifting, two of them caught my eye. The first one was regarding a local female newscaster who was arrested for allegedly shoplifting expensive wallets and possibly other items. The other article was regarding two women who were arrested for shoplifting baby formula. The newscaster has a high profile attorney, who has so graciously volunteered his services. The other two ladies will probably be represented by the Public Defender's Office.

It will be interesting to see who will be convicted of the more serious crime of shoplifting and who will be convicted of a lesser charge or even let go; the two ladies who needed the baby formula for children, or the newscaster who wanted to line her and her man's pockets. -- Ernie Aldama, Sacramento

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