Prosecutor: Ayres verdict brings relief to victims
Original post made on May 17, 2013
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on May 17, 2013 at 9:59 am
I don't really get how McKowan or Wagstaffe can be claiming any victory here. If the case was "airtight", Ayres should have been sentenced long ago. This is either incompetence on the part of Wagstaffe and McKowan, or willful misconduct (they were trying to avoid subjecting their employer, San Mateo County, to civil lawsuits and liability for Ayres behavior as a San Mateo County official).
Based on the state bar censure and discipline of McKowan [factual error removed], I tend to believe the latter.
As terrible as Ayres was, and as much as his victims deserve justice, he's not in a position to do any more damage. Wagstaffe is and continues to.
on May 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm
No factual error from Huh?. 9th circuit federal court has ruled more than once that Wagstaffe committed civil rights violations as a prosector (e.g., excluding black jurors from deciding the fate of a black defendant).
on May 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm
For the first time since the 1960's victims and their families have finally heard him admit it.
Thank you to all whistleblowers, victims advocates and all others who continued the efforts to get to the truth....Let the healing begin