Letters: Davies' comments shouldbe considered hate crime

archive_import

I would like to comment on the official statement made in court by Del Norte County Public Defender Leroy Davies: andquot;Lesbians are unreasonable as a matter of fact, having violated all tenants of the Bible, common sense, and the biological imperative.andquot; (andquot;Attorney's argument causes stir in court,andquot; Sept. 6)

From what little I can remember of it, my own sexual orientation is definitely straight. I consider myself a little on the conservative side, but I am now appalled that things have reached such a point in Del Norte County that an officer of our court is allowed to make such a statement in open court as part of his official function there.

I am generally leery of any opinion exuding from San Fransisco, but I find myself not only accepting, but enthusiastically supporting, the response from San Fransisco attorney Christopher Dolan: andquot;I think this guy is offensive to the legal profession.andquot;

I would go further. I believe that such a public statement made by an officer of our court should itself qualify as a andquot;hate crime.andquot;

John P. Cupp

Smith River

13877238
The Del Norte Triplicate
This image is copyrighted.

Crescent City autos, jobs, real estate and merchandise.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds

Connect with The Del Norte Triplicate


Triplicate Newsstand

Saturday December 10, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour
View All Publications