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Richard Alarcon
Alarcon may have lied, but he doesn't belong in jail

To the editor: Well I, for one, am breathing easier since two of the most heinous bad guys have been taken off our streets. I refer to former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and ex-state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood). ("Court sends a message in sentencing ex-L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon," Oct. 14) Their crime? They each lived in a house they were not supposed to. Both are politicians and were supposed to live in their districts. But who cares where a politician lives? The only people who should care are the voters. The government in Sacramento took away from the voters the right to elect anyone they want. The decision of whom to elect is the voters, not...

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