Letter: Response to Sununu’s statement

Published: 8/11/2022 7:03:20 AM
Modified: 8/11/2022 7:00:05 AM

I was disappointed and surprised to read Governor Sununu’s written statement regarding the outcome of the Randolph motorcycle crash trial. While appropriate to express sympathy for the loved ones of those who died, to also say that “the fallen seven did not receive justice today, and that is an absolute tragedy... I share in the shock, outrage and anger that so many have expressed” is a judgment that is not his to make.

He has clearly been influenced by the media outrage and public opinion. While he is certainly allowed a personal opinion, as governor, he should not have expressed it publicly. Not only should the justice system be free of influence from the executive branch, but he is fanning the flames of discord despite what turned out to be a remarkably fair trial in the setting of three years of media persecution of the defendant. I would like to see Sununu apologize to the court, to the jury who did their job, and to the public for his temper tantrum and amend his statement.

Beth Benham

W. Nottingham


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