To the Editor;

            The not guilty verdict of former police Chief Mary Lyons saddens me. It is another example of the double standard the justice system employs.

            Those with political influence and/or money seems to affect the verdict given by our judges. The lowest subjects on the totem pole don’t have a chance, and we have all seen examples of what I speak.

            Sadly, how unjust, it appears the judicial system is broken.

            Thank you for the opportunity to give my view of the situation.

Colonel Arnold Briggs

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