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Letter: Did Ravnsborg tamper with evidence?

Anyone in the police department or the court system that tampers with evidence is not fit to be working for justice.

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To the Editor:

The job of the Attorney General is to prosecute the suspects that the police arrest. If the Attorney General did not prosecute, the work of the police would become invalid.

About 15 years ago I noticed on the news in South Dakota that some teenagers were throwing rocks down from an overpass into traffic on a freeway. One rock about the size of a brick passed through a windshield and killed a passenger in the car. The hole in the windshield was the same size as the rock. That is because the modern safety glass does not get a hole in it unless something that size passed through the windshield.

Now when the hole in Jason Ravnsborg's windshield is just large enough for a torso to pass through it, then it becomes necessary for Jason to have removed Joe’s body from his front seat before he called the police.

The only way that Ravnsborg could intimidate that many cops is if he threatened them to not prosecute their cases. Remember that early on the police groups were for Ravnsborg to resign.

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Anyone in the police department or the court system that tampers with evidence is not fit to be working for justice.

Ravnsborg himself says that how this case works out could affect how the law works in the future. If he gets by with it means that a precedent will be in place to subvert justice if you have a high enough position.

Roger L. Elgersma

Pipestone, Minnesota

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