Beware Of ‘Jerry Springer' Mentality



I would like to clarify my "appearance" in the June 1st police blotter. We live in a town full of people who are usually kind and intelligent enough to seek the truth about a situation, rather than indulge in ignorant and mean-spirited conjecture. I have recently been subject to some of the latter, and want to set the record straight.

The warrant arrest referred to in the blotter was because of a long overdue fine owed the Payson Court. The fine was from an arrest for disorderly conduct I incurred last year during a very difficult time in my life. I made a poor decision and paid for it with great embarrassment and regret. This was my first encounter with the law in my 45 years of life.

Has somebody out there been walking around in my moccasins when I wasn't looking? Next time, just ask me. I find the quickest way to learn from a mistake is to face it, admit it, and move ahead. Beware of "Jerry Springer" mentality. We'd all be better off if we looked at ourselves more often and less at others. Life becomes a lot more simple, and a heck of a lot more pleasant.

Julie Klausner, Payson

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