As the November elections get closer, I’m starting to wonder if Jarboe is even seriously campaigning. I never see him, or hear about him, or anything… Does he really want to be a judge or is he just there to give the minions the appearance of having two candidates?
There’s even more to say about the Matt Pater case. Harbor Springs officials just do not care about whatever Pater may have done. One downstate official went so far as to blame the victim and accuse her, at age 16, of saying that she didn’t want charges pressed. I find that hard to believe. In any event, it’s not up to a victim whether they want to press charges. “They didn’t want to press charges” is often police speak for, I didn’t want the person who did it to be charged, for whatever reason.
There’s also chaos in Peninsula Township. The clerk is resigning over what she says is hostility and false allegations. There’s a disagreement over how to handle a contract and lots of accusations spewing back and forth. It’s all a little bit hard to follow, but not surprising.
See you next week.