Apology insufficient; Hatch should resign

2012-09-30T05:00:00Z Apology insufficient; Hatch should resign Arizona Daily Sun
September 30, 2012 5:00 am

To the editor:

Thank you for the editorial and letters to the editor regarding Judge Jacqueline Hatch's disturbing remarks in the recent sex groping case. Admonishing the victim for simply being there is appalling.

What year is this? An apology is not sufficient. I think she should step down as a judge.



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  1. klw22001
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    klw22001 - October 02, 2012 9:54 pm
    The judge should go. Failing that she should be forced out of office. This call has been going on for some considerable time now so clearly this issue isn't going away. I realize that she is trying to ride this out but would you want to be a jurior in this woman's court. She needs to leave or, better yet, she needs to be recalled. She is a disgrace to Flagstaff!
  2. stjoseph
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    stjoseph - October 01, 2012 9:01 am
    Matthew is so right on point. Judge Hatch who has made some of the best decisions in cases in the CC Superior Court has had enough said about a comment taken out of context. She rarely submits such. The comment had more sensitivity than the writers letter by far.
    One thought is, if the writer has ever attended a bar where a rock band was submitting to an alcohol fueled (and probably a few drugs) crowd, men and women have acted in the same fashion of this crowd and defendant. Get over this now.
  3. Matthew Quigley
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    Matthew Quigley - September 30, 2012 6:33 am
    I quote the writer: "What year is this?" It's 2012. The sentence was commensurate with the crime. The judge understands and regrets making the statement. She has apologized. What purpose does it serve to negatively affect the life of yet another person in this incident? Move on. Let it go.
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