Re: “Electrician did time, gets shock,” April 20 Susan Green column.
I read Susan Greene’s article about Marke Bogle, who is currently negotiating with an obviously ungrateful state of Colorado in order to keep his license to practice his trade.
No wonder we have such a high recidivism rate when it comes to crime. We already have more people in jail than any other society in the world, and now the system responds to a man who has done his time by telling him he can’t practice his trade, like he did when he was incarcerated. Colorado must have the most shortsighted, hypocritical, selfish bureaucrats in the world. It’s amazing to me how anyone would even think to take this action against Mr. Bogle.
I am shocked and dismayed by this situation. I am 64 years old and I have seen our society become much more selfish and vindictive in the last 20 years. Someone in state government with some intestinal fortitude needs to find the person who made the decision to take away Mr. Bogle’s credentials and take that person into a room and teach them about common sense and compassion.
John McElrath, Arvada
The Denver Post