Harsher sentence would be revenge, not justice

Glenora – Many of the letters and editorials I have read concerning the outcome of the Pompeo/Gillespie case can be characterized as vitriolic or alarmist, so I write to express support for Judge Wood’s findings.

Constable Pompeo made a serious mistake and the consequences for Mr. Gillespie are grave, but the matter has been weighed by one qualified to do so. Those who would have the officer punished to the maximum extent available seek revenge not justice, while those who opine that the public face danger when encountering the police mistake fair comment with cant.

Gregg Shoop