It’s disturbing that gun charges plea-bargained | LETTERTO THE EDITOR

"Do we want results from our stand on firearms or do we just want to feel good because we voted for a law that punishes law-abiding citizens but not criminals?"

I find it disturbing that we vote for tougher gun laws and then drop the gun-related charges in a plea deal.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the same people that told you to vote for I-594 because you would be safer, dropped the firearms charges on Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones. Jones was convicted of murder in the death of Ed (the Tuba Man) McMichael in 2009. Now, after being convicted of the 2012 murder of DeShawn Milliken in Bellevue Square, he is offered a plea bargain.

Do we want results from our stand on firearms or do we just want to feel good because we voted for a law that punishes law-abiding citizens but not criminals?

Jay Newton,
Renton

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