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Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Carlile trial


Pain and grief unfathomable

Many have watched the Carlile trial unfold. Even before it came to trial many wrote asking for justice. Now I ask has any of us not committed an act of human error? How many of us have narrowly missed the consequences of our own actions that included a strong possibility of endangering ourselves and others? I look at all the judges and prosecuting attorneys that enabled this trial to go on and ask to what end? As activists, to create laws against human error? What laws will ever eradicate errors in human judgment?
I look at the grieving father on trial and ask will our community be better off by putting this man in prison? Will one more horrific criminal be off our streets then? No, a family that is still in unfathomable grief and must live with that grief every day and is obviously being held together by family, love and faith is being pursued by a seemingly ambitious legal team. To pursue a criminal sentence where no intentional act was committed is a waste of time and our tax money. I thought we were way beyond an eye for eye, a tooth for a tooth. If there is any one so worthy, so free of human error, who of us will then cast the first stone?
Jackie Lindblom
Camano Island
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