The judge's words

February 05, 2010

The judge's words
Excerpts from Judge Dennis M. Sweeney's statement:

•"Simply put, Ms. Dixon leaves the office in total disgrace after a career that saw her become the first woman elected to that office."

•"The agreement allows the City of Baltimore to move forward from this painful and dispiriting episode."

•"Before this trial began, many said that a Baltimore City jury like the one picked in this case would never be able to deal with it. ... In contrast ... all the jurors took the case very seriously, put aside their personal biases and worked very hard together."

•(Quoting a letter from Janice Shipley, jury forewoman:) "It has been an education, a privilege and an honor to serve our judicial system."

•"These encouraging words of civic commitment and public service are the best final note to conclude this proceeding."

The judge's words

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