Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on October 28, 1970 · Page 9
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 9

Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, October 28, 1970
Page 9
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1970, PAGE 9 Judges who are soft on criminals should be (and can be) replaced. It's a matter of public record that our Democrat-controlled courts (224 Democrat to 27 Republican judges) have failed us badly. Even the Democratic State's Attorney —a man who certainly is in a position to know —has accused a number of Democratic judges of being too lenient with criminals. (One Democratic judge has a record of freeing 54% of the defendants appearing before him in bench trials and giving probation to 31% of those he convicted.) Realistically, however, the mess in our courts is nobody's fault but our own. Because collectively, we have failed to exercise our duty as voters. For example, nearly 400,000 voters who went to the polls in Cook County two years ago (1 out of 5 in the suburbs) failed to vote the separate judicial ballot. As a result of this mass default, the Chicago Democrats were permitted to cpntinue in control of our courts. Qn November 3rd, we have a new opportunity to clean out the deadwood —and the badwood — and make our court system strong again. Be sure to vote the white paper judicial ballot. If your election officials don't give you one, demand one. For merit-selected Judges, vote straight Republican. Paid for by Citizens Committee for Merit-Selected Judges, Floyd T Fulle, Chairman

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