Letter: Have you hugged a prosecutor today?

March 20, 2013

Have you hugged

a prosecutor today?

I would like to declare March 7 ‘Hug a Prosecutor’ day.

This year on March 7 I had the pleasure of watching a rapist sentenced to many years in prison; had it not been for the hard work and dedication of the prosecutor’s office that would not have happened. Attorney’s in general get a bum rap, but I watched these particular attorney’s interact with their client in a tender, compassionate, and yet professional way.

Everyone should take the time to watch these people work. It will make you proud to live in a city that cares so deeply for victims of crime. By the way, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness month. Have you hugged a prosecutor today?

— Cyntra Chambers, Lima