Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Brown: Farrington’s liar flier

On Tuesday, I received a mailer touting Anthony Farrington’s desperate bid for district attorney.

He actually claims that the position of district attorney does not need a lawyer, but a “leader.”

Based on my decades of observing him, I don’t believe he qualifies as either and furthermore, I couldn’t disagree with him more. That would be like saying the Forty Niners don’t need a football player as quarterback, they need a people person and so the water boy is perfectly qualified.

Farrington also quotes statistics given by Crimegrades.org. What he doesn’t add is their disclaimer that, “Crime Grades do not represent the crime in any given year, but are instead our projection of what crime will look like in a typical year,” and that these statistics are created by them as advertising in order to further sales of home security systems.

In typical disingenuous Farrington fashion, he tries to divert voter attention away from his complete lack of qualifications in order to scare people into believing that the current district attorney has absolutely anything to do with funding the police. This not only demonstrates a lack of knowledge about the position, but is nothing more than a political sleight of hand and a feeble attempt to distract from his utter lack of meaningful criminal law experience.

He attempts to use his past experience as a county supervisor to try and fool people into believing that he has any ability to run this very important office. Noticeably missing still is his answer to my very simple challenge to name ANY criminal jury trials conducted and seen through to jury verdict with him as the attorney of record.

Let’s lower the bar and try and make it even easier for him by asking him to name just two. As he has some trouble recognizing what qualifies as a criminal jury trial, let’s give him a hint: case numbers start with a CR and the caption begins with “The People of the State of California versus …”

I am glad that we have District Attorney Susan Krones as our quarterback, and I urge you to not elect the water boy.

Rob Brown lives in Kelseyville, California.

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