A thoughtful judge

Posted Monday, Dec. 16, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The lead editorial Thursday regarding Judge Jean Boyd’s sentence for a 16-year-old involved in a deadly drunken driving accident represented not only the knowledge of journalism, but also an informed knowledge of the juvenile justice system. (See: “16-year-old’s sentence is hard for all”)

Judge Boyd makes some of the best judgments under the most difficult circumstances. I can assure you Judge Boyd researches and evaluates each case individually and deeply prior to making a judgment. She depends on a vast array of professional input, a deep and abiding faith in the law and its consequences, as well as the likely effect on the offender.

Her experience on the bench and as a prosecutor has benefited countless juvenile offenders, their families and the Tarrant County community.

— Jerry M. and Sherree F. Wood,


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