The Roundup did not give the details of Mr. Mason’s prosecutor plea deal (not yet, of course), but Judge Cahill’s rejection makes sense given Mason’s multiple criminal activities. Sounds like Mr. Mason is a menace to society, considering the varied nature of his criminal acts. He appears to be in dire need of mental/psychiatric help. If that is not forthcoming, a prediction of future unlawful acts is almost to be certain when he is released from the slammer, whenever that occurs.
On another note, recent Roundup articles concerning the disrespect for our courts are disturbing, to say the least. Attorneys and prosecutors alike are, like Cahill, trying to do their jobs, but that does not need to involve rancor and disrespect, with attorneys acting like juveniles that don’t get their way. We have an overabundance of that in Washington, D.C.
I’d like to think our “out in the Wild West” legal professionals have more class than D.C., but then, as we all know, it takes time to grow up.
J. B. Shevlin