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Disapproving Death: Amending the Interstate Agreement on Detainers in Light of United States v. Pleau

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Note by John Jason Kreager
From Volume 87, Number 1 (November, 2013)

Dear Governor Chafee,

My brother was murdered by Jason Pleau.

Our family is hoping for justice for David. It is time for you to stop wasting taxpayers money on this attempt to protect a murderer from being properly prosecuted by the federal system. . . .

If your son Caleb was shot in the head, in broad daylight while doing his job you would be horrified, as we were! . . .

Never in our wildest dreams did we think that the Governor of our state, would get on his own bandwagon to protect a career criminal!

You have made a terrible situation much worse for our family! We should have never had to go through all this! He would have been arraigned a long time ago, if it wasn’t for your agenda. Please stop this now! Enough is enough.

Sincerely, Deborah Smith

[M]y involvement in this case is not about Mr. Pleau. It is not about the terrible ordeal of the Main family. And it is not about my personal feelings or opinions. It is about maintaining and protecting the sovereignty and laws of the state I was elected to govern.

Lincoln D. Chafee, . . . Governor of Rhode Island

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