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Letter: Piling on

Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 2:05 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

When a player hits the ballcarrier after he's clearly down, he's penalized 15 yards for “piling on.” The state criminal justice system should flag the Bolingbrook Police Pension Board for trying to rescind Drew Peterson's $79,000 annual pension.

After nine months, a board lawyer has determined it can move to recommend the pension can be cancelled. It's a novel approach, just like Peterson's conviction on “hearsay” evidence, as they cannot clearly point to police connected activities that led to the murder, as required by law.

Apparently, it's of no concern that the $79,000 pension is not being used to bring Peterson champagne and caviar in his lifetime prison cell, but is instead used to raise his two youngest children. The Bolingbrook Police Pension Board is clearly piling on. And if you pick them up off the Peterson pile … you'll find a couple of little kids.

Walt Zlotow

Glen Ellyn

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