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letters | CRIME LAB SCANDAL LEADS TO RELEASE OF PRISONERS

Wary of free pass now being given to guilty parties

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In the Oct. 2 letter “If convicted, chemist deserves harsh judgment,” Richard Gonci writes, “I view false imprisonment as among the highest of crimes,” and goes on to urge that the chemist at the center of the scandal at the state drug lab, Annie Dookhan, should be punished more than allowable by law. I think he is off the mark. False imprisonment is the least of anyone’s worries. What we should all be worried about is that so many guilty people, drug dealers and the like, will be turned loose way too soon because of Dookhan’s alleged wrongdoing.

Jim Higgins

Hyde Park

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