Thursday, August 15, 2013

Duncan diversion odds, ends, notes

John Duncan III and family
So, unless you've been hiding under a rock, then you know by know that former Knox County Trustee John Duncan III received judicial diversion today.

Click right smack here for the bad a$$ story. It is, by the way, the most comprehensive story on the subject.

I've also - just cause I love ya - taken the opportunity to scan in Duncan's sentencing memorandum and the letters of support that were submitted on his behalf (there are three of 'em). You can find those bad boys right smack here.

Please note that if you are other media, do not go downloading the documents and then putting them up on your website like you actually went out and got them yourself. I've put a few minor identifying marks on them, so  . . . .

Anyhoo, you know who you are.

But I digress.

A few folks are making a big deal out of this judicial diversion thing. It's expected, not because of his name or whatever, but because that's what people get when they commit penny ante BS.

Get over it, people, he didn't get any special privilege.

Now, there are laws that are in place (Duncan was grandfathered in) to prevent elected officials from cutting such a deal, but they just went into effect.

I'll be back later with some more interesting stuff.


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