:: Monday, September 06, 2004 ::
From The People Who Gave You The Weekend...
...Comes the Urbana Labor Day parade! I marched with Julia Reitz's contingent and got to hang out with some College Dems, which was cool. Julia's running for State's Attorney in the November 2nd election. For those who don't know, the State's Attorney's office is rather important - when you're a victim the State's Attorney can decide to press charges even if the victim doesn't want to, and if you're accused of a crime the State's Attorney also determines at what charges will be pressed against you. The incumbent, John Piland, has a history of overcharging (with felonies instead of misdemenors) minorities, young people (read students), and anyone else he thinks he can get away with. And, if you get charged with a felony, your future career is toast. I don't care if you're a Republican or Democrat (that's a lie, but bear with me), all you need do is think as a student and realize that your best interests are to vote Julia Reitz for State's Attorney in Champaign County.
Yeah, I realize I just endorsed a candidate. Buzz off.
NOTE: Yeah, I changed this post after it was published - the original version didn't make much sense at the beginning.
:: The Squire 9:50 PM :: email this post :: ::