Judge's sentencing seems to be mismatched

2014-03-19T00:00:00Z Judge's sentencing seems to be mismatched nwitimes.com
March 19, 2014 12:00 am

On the prosecutor's recommendation, Judge Salvador Vasquez handed 12 years of prison to a 44-year-old man who mowed down correctional officers who were jogging, killing one, obviously changing the lives of others. Jason Cozmanoff did not stop; he fled the scene.

Vasquez also delivered an overly dramatic 11-year sentence to a stupid, young (19) kid convicted of a nonviolent crime. No one was injured, no drugs or weapons involved.

Twelve measly years for loss of life and extended turmoil? Imbalanced sentencing.

These are people's lives. Such a matchless pattern in sentencing impacts deeper than just the offender.

- Kim Calabrese, Hobart

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