Extra Letters: On Efren Carrillo

  • Supervisor Efren Carrillo talks with the press after not guilty verdicts were handed down on all counts on Carrillo's peeking trial, Monday April 28, 2014, in Sonoma County Superior Court. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2014

<b>Special treatment</b>

EDITOR: I am very disappointed in the not guilty verdict for Supervisor Efren Carrillo. I can't imagine the terror I would experience if a nearly naked man were outside my window, tearing my screen and attempting to peek at me while I am sleeping in the middle of the night. The fact that she called the police after seeing him proves that she felt in danger.

His excuse — assuming that she would want to have sex with him because he assumes all women do — is ridiculous. Would this excuse work for any other man?

As always, if this were a random man doing this and not a public figure, he would have gotten a guilty verdict. After having a violent episode with a man outside a bar, and now this, I can't believe Carrillo was acquitted, let alone still remains in office.

I believe this is an issue of significant importance because protecting men accused of attempted violence against women is a step in the wrong direction. Let us teach our youth what is and isn't acceptable and that they have protection under the law when their safety is threatened, not the other way around.


Santa Rosa

<b>Time to move on</b>

EDITOR: If ever there was a story that needed to go away, Carrillogate is it.


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