Friday, May 11, 2012

An Open Letter To The Montgomery County DA Re: JayVaughn Pinkston

Dear District Attorney Ferman,

I understand your chief responsibility as an officer of the court is to pursue justice, and I would like you to know that I firmly believe in justice, and the role of the judicial system in of its pursuit of it. My issue is that the continued prosecution of Villanova student JayVaughn Pinkston is not justice. Not because he is extraordinarily talented on the basketball court, but because he's a young man with a bright future who by all accounts has done one stupid thing in his life, over a year and a half ago and was sufficiently punished by being forced  to live a year of his life with his future in limbo along with the public humiliation this situation has surely caused him.

By all accounts, neither of the defendants suffered permanent injuries, and Pinkston was not the person who instigated the altercation. It's time to let bygones be bygones and drop the felony charges. Give the kid probation, and an opportunity to put this unfortunate incident behind him.

Sincerely,

A Supporter of JayVaughn Pinkston

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