Let­ters to the ed­i­tor

The Covington News - - OPINION -

Dead­beat par­ents

Dear Ed­i­tor: As a spec­ta­tor in the New­ton County Court­house on Aug. 2, I watched a dead­beat par­ent walk free again. Why does New­ton County sup­port dead- beat par­ents? Why does our jus­tice sys­tem al­low a fa­ther of two lovely chil­dren to walk out of a court­room with­out as much as a slap on the wrist af­ter not pay­ing court- or­dered child sup­port for the last six months?

This fa­ther has a good job, wears nice clothes and hired a well- known at­tor­ney to rep­re­sent him in court. That money could have been spent on his chil­dren.

We need to find out why our jus­tice sys­tem is not work­ing and is let­ting dead­beat par­ents go free. We need to have judges who will come down hard on dead­beat par­ents. As reg­is­tered vot­ers of New­ton County, we can vote for a judge who will. Gregg Whit­ley

Cov­ing­ton

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