Re “Judge rules that parents of Sacramento deputy killer can keep home despite son skipping bail” (sacbee.com, Nov. 10) The ruling by a hand-wringing federal judge, Susan Illston, allowing Nicole Littlecloud to keep her house is insulting to the memory of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French. If she was truly interested in helping law enforcement locate her son Thomas Littlecloud, she would have never posted bail. His location would have been known: jail. Littlecloud is culpable for Deputy French’s death. By her actions, she allowed her stepson, a known criminal, to leave jail and continue his unlawful activities. Losing her house is the smallest price she can pay for the consequences of her decision to unleash a violent criminal.
Fred Dowdle, Sacramento