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Shame on judge who released Kirkland bank robber | LETTER

The recent article regarding the alleged Kirkland bank robber who was released from jail was a startling commentary on our current justice system.

It was unfortunate the judge's name was omitted from the article. As a 35-year banking veteran and a retired executive vice president from Key Bank, let me say that this judge may not have been so quick to release this armed bank robber on his "own recognizance" had he personally faced the barrel of a robber's gun.

Over the years bank robbery has  become routine in our society. However bank employees are traumatized by these brazen events and take months and sometime years to get over these life-threatening acts of violence.

Shame on this judge!

Richard G. Sproul, Kirkland

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