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Letter: Johns 'convicted' by wall of shame

Nassau Count District Attorney Kathleen Rice announces the

Nassau Count District Attorney Kathleen Rice announces the results of "Operation Flush the Johns" in Mineola. (June 3, 2013) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Does Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice have Freon running through her veins instead of blood ["Nassau names 104 arrested 'johns,' " News, June 4]? Did she ever consider the feelings of all the spouses, children and parents of the 104 alleged johns she is attempting to smear and humiliate with her new wall of shame?

When questioned about the propriety of what many feel to be her outrageous assault on the dignity to which every alleged criminal is entitled, she lamely responded, "I didn't put them on the board. They put themselves on the board."

No, they did not put themselves on the board. This is Rice's doing, and it is wrong, wrong, wrong.

These men allegedly broke the law, yes. But they are not violent criminals, and they are doing nothing that hasn't been done since the dawn of man.

Rice is a hard worker, no doubt, but she is not untouched by her flinging shame onto others. She is overstepping, and she is out of bounds.

P.J. Smith, Holtsville


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