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Hoskins case shows rich are above the law

It seems the court system can be bought off, and this is not the first time. I am referring to the long, drawn-out case of horse owner Beth Lynne Hoskins. She was found guilty of 52 counts of animal cruelty to the horses she had owned and abused. The SPCA Serving Erie County had a clear-cut case of animal neglect, yet the judge looked the other way in sentencing, and she got away with little punishment – a fine, probation and community service. Coming from a spoiled, rich-kid background, this case shows that some people are above the law and that money speaks volumes in this justice system.

John Jendrysek

Orchard Park