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Bucks DA Weintraub leads a first-rate team

Our family's recent experience with District Attorney Matt Weintraub and Bucks County law enforcement deserves to be shared.

Our home was burglarized in June 2015. Within two days, an arrest was made, but the evidence wasn't adequate to prove that the guy who pawned the items also took them from the house. In most jurisdictions, the district attorney would have told his troops to declare victory and leave.

Instead, over the next two years, Bucks law enforcement pulled out every tool in the toolbox. Heading into the recently scheduled trial, the prosecution had a timeline from the perpetrators' shared Florida prison cell, to Pennsylvania, to the burglary of our house, right through to their post-burglary celebratory group sex session with an anonymous Craig's List poster. They even had that guy ready to testify.

Both burglars, who have extensive criminal histories, finally decided to stop testing their luck with the prosecution and hope for better luck with the judge. Both have pleaded guilty. One has already received a long prison term, and the second is awaiting sentencing.

Credit (and gratitude) go to Central Bucks Regional Police Sgt. Wayne Jones, assistant DAs Jovin Jose and Ed Louka, and county detective Dave Hanks, along with many others. To have them work for you is to be served by consummate professionals. 

But a team like that doesn't run without a first-rate leader, and that is what Weintraub has demonstrated.

In November, a personal injury attorney is going to attempt to take Weintraub's job. I am a personal injury attorney, as was my father. Personal injury attorneys are often good lawyers - when practicing personal injury law. But personal injury lawyers are not prosecutors, and it is irresponsible to suggest otherwise.

As our bizarre case demonstrates, successfully fighting crime requires dedicated, specialized professionals who actually know how to "protect and serve," because they do it for a living. We have those people in Matt Weintraub and his Bucks County law enforcement colleagues. We need to keep them around - for our sake.

Remember Weintraub in November. He doesn't care about politics; he just wants to catch the bad guys. And he's good at it.

Sean M. Corr

Doylestown Borough

Letter to the Editor - Intel

June 13, 2017

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