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The Observations of a Demonstrator

Dear Source:
I've never before gone out on a limb to participate in a public rally. When issues have touched me over the years I've written letters to editors but this demonstration against Judge Kendall was the first time that I've actually "hit the streets." And herewith my observations, for whatever they're worth.
I was a bit disappointed with the turnout. I thought there would be more people. As we all went to the waterfront, the car honks were inspiring beyond belief. Although there were several people who drove by stony-faced, they were far outweighed by those who honked in recognition of the cause. I only recall one driver who yelled out something to the effect that we should all "not mess with Kendall and get a life" and we figured out that he was probably a beneficiary of Judge Kendall's misjudgment and leniency.
I think there is far more than reaches the immediate eye where Judge Kendall's decisions are concerned. Probably forgotten is when a local high school teacher – with the backup of the education system – banned a kid from the school system because in her opinion he posed a danger to other students? Judge Kendall over-ruled the teacher's decision, dragged her through the courts and re-instated the problem child right back into the system. And remember when a local attorney was scheduled to be in court but then his wife suddenly ended up in the ER and was admitted for surgery? The attorney did what he was supposed to do and notified the Court accordingly of his absence but then Judge Kendall apparently actually sent a Msrshall to the hospital with an arrest warrant to drag the attorney into court?
Judge Kendall seems to have an answer for everything and interprets the law as he sees fit and as he reads it, devoid of nuance and basic common sense. We all know that the judicial system is flawed but Judge Kendall, in my opinion, is way more flawed than the system itself.
Anna Clarke
St. Thomas

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Dear Source:
I've never before gone out on a limb to participate in a public rally. When issues have touched me over the years I've written letters to editors but this demonstration against Judge Kendall was the first time that I've actually "hit the streets." And herewith my observations, for whatever they're worth.
I was a bit disappointed with the turnout. I thought there would be more people. As we all went to the waterfront, the car honks were inspiring beyond belief. Although there were several people who drove by stony-faced, they were far outweighed by those who honked in recognition of the cause. I only recall one driver who yelled out something to the effect that we should all "not mess with Kendall and get a life" and we figured out that he was probably a beneficiary of Judge Kendall's misjudgment and leniency.
I think there is far more than reaches the immediate eye where Judge Kendall's decisions are concerned. Probably forgotten is when a local high school teacher - with the backup of the education system – banned a kid from the school system because in her opinion he posed a danger to other students? Judge Kendall over-ruled the teacher's decision, dragged her through the courts and re-instated the problem child right back into the system. And remember when a local attorney was scheduled to be in court but then his wife suddenly ended up in the ER and was admitted for surgery? The attorney did what he was supposed to do and notified the Court accordingly of his absence but then Judge Kendall apparently actually sent a Msrshall to the hospital with an arrest warrant to drag the attorney into court?
Judge Kendall seems to have an answer for everything and interprets the law as he sees fit and as he reads it, devoid of nuance and basic common sense. We all know that the judicial system is flawed but Judge Kendall, in my opinion, is way more flawed than the system itself.
Anna Clarke
St. Thomas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.