To the Editor:
Irony is officially dead.
In his recent letter to the editor, Crystal Lake attorney Jim Bishop decries an earlier letter to the editor which Bishop claims politicizes the death of A.J. Freund. Bishop makes a claim to be an authority, having been “an attorney for the last 54 years.”
Then Bishop demonstrates exactly what it looks like to politicize the tragic death of a child by smearing the names of three female judicial candidates.
An attorney with 54 years of experience would hopefully have learned that attorneys are not judged by the clients they represent. Under our Constitution, people charged with a crime have the right to a defense, and attorneys who provide such defense are directly upholding and providing those constitutional protections afforded to us all.
Bishop just completed his representation of defendants and Republicans Orville Brettman and Ersel Schuster in a Kane County lawsuit against local Democrats. No one has read or heard of anyone accusing Bishop of being to blame for what his clients were accused, nor attacking him personally for handling litigation associated with unlawful threats and violence. That is because Bishop, as an attorney, was doing his job; he was not joining in on the alleged bad conduct.
Bishop’s attack is, at best, a master tutorial in irony. Using this child’s death to propel any political agenda is disgusting and should stop.
Danelle M. Wozniak