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News - March 11, 2022

Sheriff Laurie Smith issues defiant response to corruption accusation

Grand jury formally accused longtime sheriff of corrupt misconduct in December

by Eli Wolfe

Months after being accused of corrupt misconduct by a civil grand jury, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has finally issued a defiant response.

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Reporter Eli Wolfe writes for San Jose Spotlight. This story, from Bay City News Service, was originally published on


Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 8, 2022 at 10:42 am

William Hitchens is a registered user.

"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely." (Lord Acton, 19 Century) She may think she has absolute power but she doesn't. And hopefully, she'll be humbled soon, and hopefully she'll even realize it.

Posted by peppered
a resident of Community Center
on Mar 8, 2022 at 10:55 am

peppered is a registered user.

Corruption, lying and deceit are bad enough. But the shameless defiance on top of all that is completely disgusting.

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