As more and more of this sordid tale comes to light, isn't it obvious what needs done in our courthouse? It needs a very thorough enema! Every single employee there that got their job through nepotism or cronyism (that's pretty much everybody) needs to be replaced through an open and transparent process. Advertise every job and I mean every job there and make sure the interviews are conducted by an outside source. I certainly don't mean Hackett's firm either, after all, he has donated heavily to many of the elected power brokers there.
As has been covered on my friend Gort42's page, many are in fear of losing their job. As well they should be!! We have all heard the stories about county employees that rarely, if ever, actually show up for work (and I'm not just talking about certain park directors either). These people have others clock them in and out and are protected by those in power. I say they are flat out stealing from the taxpayers. They all need to go!
Now we have a judge's son using his father's name in an effort to escape justice. I personally like the guy and my family has enjoyed many a great meal at his restaurant. The problem is the systemic sense of entitlement that those who have friends and relatives in power in the courthouse have. They believe they are immune and protected from any type of trouble. We need them to know just how wrong they are! As for the judge stating that he will have a judge from another county handle the trial if there is one, come on, does anybody honestly believe that the presiding judge isn't going to get a phone call?????? Spare me!