There are at least 196 reasons why Harold Carter does not deserve to be re-elected sheriff-coroner. On election day I would urge everyone who has been conned into believing Harold Carter is the best candidate for sheriff-coroner to please think again.
Please think back to the murder and melee that occurred at the Imperial County jail on Oct. 22, 2000, when Ramon Eugene Paleo was so brutally murdered. Then right after his murder, another inmate that witnessed the crime was stabbed, strangled, and dragged around the day room and the shower area until he was thought to be dead.
Every inmate deserves a chance to pay for his crime. No inmate deserves to be brutally murdered while in custody and serving a 45-day sentence for a failure to appear.
Then, in order to play down the incident, and their blunder, the Sheriff's Office spokesman told the Imperial Valley Press reporter that Gene had been arrested for attempted murder. They knew better, they just figured the attitude the public would take would not be as sympathetic toward the victim.