Saturday, September 27, 2008

His own words...

"...Top on Gallegos' list is the proliferation of "garbage cases," small-time crimes and overcharged cases that he said are clogging up the court system.

Garbage cases, said Gallegos, come in two forms: Cases that would lose if actually brought to trial and cases that are overcharged for the crimes committed. The idea behind filing both kinds of garbage, he said, is to get the defendant to plead guilty, netting a conviction without having to go into court.

"Probably 95 percent of the cases that are filed plead guilty. In fact, there are a lot of cases that are filed on the assumption they will plead guilty, because of the time and expense involved in defending them. But these cases shouldn't even be filed in the first place, because if they were challenged, they would lose," Gallegos said. Better yet: If they weren't filed at all, it would save the county time and money...."
North Coast Journal 2/21/02

Too bad he didn't take his own advice.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Touche !

PVG's own mouth comes back to bight him on the ass.

Rose said...

Why do I have the feeling that he meant pot cases, and can't extend the reasoning to anything else.

Why is it he seems to go after innocent people and let the bad guys go?

Think we'll ever see charges filed on Schectman? And the Code Enforcement CLMP wants Code Enforcement given back to Gallegos because they can trust him.

As in not to pursue growers? Shocking.

Pogo said...

With gags it's never a "garbage" case if there is a chance to stick it to a cop.

Anonymous said...

A cop or ANYONE who dislikes or disagrees with him!
He misuses his power in the most shameful ways. He is a pig.
D.