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Inequities abound in setting bond
To the editor:
On the news I saw that a woman's car ran over a police officer who was working outside his car. She had no regard for the law and was speeding. Her car hit the officer and killed him. She's out on bond. A 19-year-old was charged with the murder of a 17-year-old, and bond was set for him. If these aren't crimes of violence, I don't know what is.
My point is that Greg Sparkman is not allowed to get out on bond because the judge says his crimes are ones of violence. If Sparkman was guilty of what he has been accused of, he didn't hurt anyone but himself. These people who had bond set unnecessarily took the lives of others. If the Missouri can allow murderers out on bond to walk the streets, then Sparkman can be let out so he can be home with his family.
No matter what the outcome is in the Sparkman case, I will always believe that this was nothing more than a personal vendetta against him.
DEBBY LYNN GROSS, Gordonville