Drug dealers selling heroin, fentanayl, meth are given plea deals that require very short sentences. However, people are dying as a result of their actions.

Now, people are killing others for “drug turf” and their charges of murder are reduced to charges carrying very short sentences. Again, prosecutor letting murderers get away with their heinous crime evidenced by recent articles. Yet, James BenVenuto gets 34 years (life) for marijuana charges?

No death, no victim. All cases in Judge Reed’s court.

Another example of Judge trying to atone for his racist sentences towards African Americans in the past by over sentencing a white male for the sake of “balancing” his overall record. Seems to me when Attorney Rexford accused Judge Reed of racist sentencing, he was correct. Now Reed is attempting to redeem himself.

Jerry BenVenuto, Troy

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