IN THE NEWS: Desperate attack on Ramos

 

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We write as a past President and future President of the National District Attorneys Association, as a Republican and a Democrat, as an easterner and a mid-westerner and as colleagues and friends of San Bernardino’s District Attorney Mike Ramos.

It has been brought to our attention that Mike has been criticized by his opponent for re-election for devoting “too much” of his time to NDAA business. This is clearly the sign of a desperate candidate lacking a strong platform to run on. We know it, you know it, and the general public sees right through it when a candidate is unable to discuss the issues, attack the individual. But even this attack is a far stretch! Trying to take an incredible honor, namely representing America’s 2500 elected prosecutors and their 40,000 assistant district attorneys, and turn it into a negative is a cheap shot unworthy of a serious candidate for such an important office.

As should be obvious by his position, Mike Ramos is universally respected by his colleagues all over this great nation. Mike recently met with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss solutions for the opioid crisis crushing America as well as his office’s work in the area of Crimes Against Peace Officers. He has also brought his leadership to Capitol Hill to advocate legislation in the area of criminal justice improvement and shared his personal experience regarding the terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Along with carrying out his duties as District Attorney, Mike has fought tirelessly to stop Apple and Google from blocking law enforcement access with a court order to the smart phone records of those who would kill innocent civilians.

Clearly, his work has not only impacted the residents of San Bernardino County in a positive way, but it has served as a model for other agencies across the nation.

We know the arguments; we’ve heard them from our own political opponents. Why not stay home in San Bernardino? Shockingly, Mike actually carries a phone and an iPad that allows him to stay in contact with his office when on the road. We’ve seen him in action, often excusing himself from our national meetings to attend to matters at home as well as encouraging other prosecutors to get involved in the NDAA and the positive impact it has on those who join.

Mike is a dedicated leader and a great D.A. Thank you to the people of the wonderful county of San Bernardino for sharing a little of Mike’s time with America’s prosecutors. We have all been made better because of it.

 

MICHAEL FREEMAN
HENNEPIN COUNTY ATTORNEY
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
PRESIDENT ELECT, NDAA

BILL FITZPATRICK
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
SYRACUSE, NY
PAST PRESIDENT, NDAA