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Letters to the Editor published Sept. 14, 2011
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Greed has once again overtaken yet another cause

Editor, Ceres Courier,

On April 11, 2009, in Modesto's downtown men's jail, Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputies tasered, pepper sprayed, beat and dog piled Craig Prescott, who had once worked alongside the very same Stanislaus County Sheriff deputies, that may have caused his death.

Now the family has began to publicly discuss the reasons that a settlement for the wrongful death lawsuit they have filed may be in order.

A settlement that would bring closure to the case. Not just for the Prescott family, but also for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and all of those that were involved in the alleged murder of Craig Prescott.

I was disappointed upon hearing that, in exchange for the justice movement that the family and others in the community, including myself, had spurned, that this was to all be forsaken for money. Even though on the face sheet of the lawsuit, a jury trial is demanded and we have been rallied by the family to demand justice for Craig and support their family in taking their case to trial, it would seem that greed has once again overtaken yet another cause.

Robert Stanford,


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