The job of a district attorne is to prosecute criminal cases to the fullest extent of the law. If any sympathy is to be awarded to defendants, it’s left up to the judge, not the DA. If a district attorney does NOT prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, the DA isn’t doing his/her job.
Butte County District Attrney Mike Ramsey DOES prosecute to the fullest extent of th law. That’s what he’s paid to do…it’s what he does. He’s been doing it for over twenty years in this county. He’s good at what he does, and that’s one of the reasons he seldom has had anyone seriously challenge him in an election.
This year, it’s different. Seems a handful of business owners in and around Oroville were caught playing fast and loose with environmental laws. They didn’t particularly like the fact that they were caught, and ended up on the wrong side of the law. So, they went “lawyer shopping.” They found a defense lawyer in Sacramento who agreed to move to Butte County and take on Ramsey in an election battle. The business men provided the money it takes for a political campaign.
There’s good reason Mike Ramsey has been our district attorney all these years. He’s doing a good job…he’s doing what he’s paid to do…and he deserves to be reelected as our district attorney. After he wins on June 8th, we’ll likely see Lance Daniels slink back to Sacramento where he’ll continue to represent lawbreakers as a defense attorney.