I met Ms. Symons while she was campaigning, and as far as I can see, she is exemplary. A good judge.I'll take Ariadne Symons as a judge over any defense attorney or civil attorney any day. She was a top notch prosecutor. I don't worry about criminals getting off with her on the bench.
She did a fabulous job of keeping Don Schmidt locked up for years, after Judge Black's awful mistake.
I will never understand why some people despise all that's good and right in Santa Cruz, and go to great lengths to excuse evil. What makes people like that tick? It baffles.
Not all law enforcement, DAs and judges are bad apples. Some are, some may be, yes, becuase they are not immune to the human condition (though they are immune legally to an unecessary degree, interestingly, and it is exceedingly rare that the above mentioned public servants are exposed for corruption, and it's not just Chicago cops chicanery exposed by DNA evidence after the fact, let's admit) elements of deception and treachery.