By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
WHO INVESTIGATES THE INVESTIGATOR?
It’s amazing to think that all this corruption is a reality when it’s most commonly seen in movies and books [Nick Schou’s “The Bad Detective,” March 12]. I’m very appreciative that this issue is being spotlighted because it is a big step toward getting things fixed.
Regan, Anaheim, via ocweekly.com
Wow, [Joseph] Szeles has an orange jump suit waiting for him. I hope justice is served, so that those who were wronged by this fraud can rest easy. Thank you, C.J. Ford Jr., for all your hard work and dedication to your craft. There need to be more people out there willing to give a voice for those whose voices are lost behind bars.
Al, Anaheim, via ocweekly.com
Szeles should be investigated by the state attorney general for extortion. God was sure smiling over [Jose Roberto] Ramirez when Szeles left those certified handwriting analyses with him. Goes to show you how unorganized Szeles must be. How many other cases and people has this happened to? When will the system wake up to the fact that justice is literally blind to the injustice that is being doled out to these pro per inmates? Everyone has the right to call witnesses; everyone has the right to present any evidence to prove his or her innocence. That is what the judge is there for: to make sure that justice is served and not prejudiced in any way.
Lisann Martinez, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com
That is a great report. I laud the reporter for his forthrightness in the presentation and the obvious leg work involved. May this revelation bring truth to light and produce true justice for all people, regardless of whether we think they deserve it or not.
Eliz, Apple Valley, via ocweekly.com
I lived in Orange County for many years before moving up north, and I had prayed that the “good ol’ boys” network that existed down there would have come into the modern era and been dispersed, but after reading this story, I can see I was wrong. When will these people wake and see that until we are all treated fairly and with respect, then we are all losing?
Joel Boyd, San Jose, via ocweekly.com
A ridiculous use of discretion and power at the cost of individuals betrayed by the very system that is expected to protect and uphold their rights. It just shocks the conscience.
Christian B. Martinez, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com
MORE PUNK-ROCK HOT SAUCE, LESS WITCHCRAFT. GOT IT!
After picking up the Feb. 26 Weekly and trying to get through a male witch story (seriously?) [Spencer Kornhaber’s “This Is Not a Witch”], I had to shake my head at the state of what the Weekly has become. I can usually get through it in about 10 minutes max these days. Redemption was found in the interesting story about Dexter Holland and his hot sauce [Gustavo Arellano’s “Hot Licks,” March 5]. It’s way more relevant to OC culture than witches! I actually READ the story!
P.S. Kudos to Kelly Lewis! Her layouts are always fantastic, but the Gringo Bandito layout was phenomenal! Give that lady a raise!
Jackie Cordova, Santa Ana, via e-mail
. . . AND MORE POOP JOKES. CHECK!
I just had a chance to read this story and laughed my ass off [Hey, You! “Super Pooper-Scooper,” Feb. 19]. I own a big dog and can appreciate how much they can shit. I am a firm believer in curbing your dog, but the article was very well-written and just cracked my ass up. OC Weekly kicks ass. It’s always nice to read something a little less serious these days and be able to laugh out loud because of it. Keep up the great work!
AWB, via e-mail