The Investigative Unit did a good job on laying out the treatment that Sheriff Smith has given to Aldon Smith in at least two instances in her office. They currently have a follow-up on Aldon Smith turning himself in and his pending court dates (Nov 12 and 19th, I believe).
Unfortunately some local media outlets… as in virtually all until today, have remained silent about our “popular” Sheriff and the special treatment, and her inappropriate associations involving someone under investigation for weapons felonies, both during and after a party at Aldon Smith’s house.
It’s one thing to rush some one through the process to put them into the hands of their coach after a DUI. It’s an entirely different thing when you’re investigating gun fire and two shootings at a party.
San José Insider’s Jennifer Wadsworth has stepped up to the plate to bring this local issue to an even broader local audience in “Did Aldon Smith Get Preferential Treatment in the Gun Charges Investigation.”
Many of the Sheriff’s supporting media sources have backed away from this story… from the Patch.com sites covering contract cities to the “illustrious” Mercury News which some of us are starting to believe is run by some one who may be owned by the Sheriff so sparse is their coverage of anything that happens in the law enforcement community of the county…good, bad or indifferent.
Share this post, share Jennifer’s SJI story and if you feel so inclined, thank her for being one of the few here locally to willingly step up and do the job of what many feel is the “Fourth House” of our government, the House which was given the protection of our Constitution in order to keep us better informed of the actions (or inactions) of our government officials.
The refusal of the Sheriff to comment on what she said during an interview with NBC should not be nearly enough reason to refuse to cover her ethical failures in this case.