The Bee Editorial Board endorsed Nathan Magsig for supervisor citing his “extensive knowledge of law enforcement” and declaring he “won’t cave to special interests.”
While walking my dog in Clovis, she was attacked and bitten to death by a dog not on a leash. In about one minute, she went from happily bouncing along to lying still on the blood-stained grass. The Clovis ordinance specifically mandated the killer dog be euthanized. However, the very next day, the police chief (now retired) and the city attorney disregarded the law and returned the killer dog to its irresponsible owner.
Outraged by the injustice, I made repeated appeals for them to follow the law; but both were intransigent. Correspondence sent to each Clovis City Council member got no response. Finally, I went to a council meeting and appealed for justice. Magsig sat mute.
When he had an opportunity to use his “extensive knowledge of law enforcement,” he chose to do nothing. When he could have spoken against injustice and favoritism, he chose to go along with it. When he should have opposed abuse of law by public officials, he chose to cave in. Now he wants a higher office?
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Richard Nahigian, Clovis