Basic corruption is what got Heard, others in trouble

Article Posted on May 30, 2018

By: Carl Frost, Treasure Coast Newspapers Letter to the Editor

Laurie Conlon’s May 18 letter, “Wrong players being investigated in Martin County,” was a jaw-dropper.

Apparently, it's now the norm to discredit every member of the judicial process if you do not agree with the outcome, blasting even citizens who serve on juries.

There's nothing “vague” about the public records charges against Sarah Heard. A grand jury of Martin County residents looked at the evidence and wrote the indictments against her. Another jury will decide the verdict.

If the charges were vague, she certainly would not have taken the Fifth Amendment to keep from incriminating herself during Maggy Hurchalla's recent trial in which six residents found Hurchalla guilty.

Commissioner Ed Fielding and former commissioner Anne Scott also took the Fifth Amendment to keep from testifying. How many truly innocent people hide behind the Fifth Amendment?

Spreading misinformation about a case is a tried-and-true method of defense, but it works only when people are not paying attention to what is happening. Fortunately, some of us are paying attention…

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