Marzullo applies for Accelerated Rehabilitation

 Damn, I was hoping to hang him!

Damn, I was hoping to hang him!

Our Third Selectman (okay, whatever they call that position now) has applied for AR for his recent arrest for shoplifting. Cases like his are exactly what AR was designed for: people who screw up and are unlikely to do so again are diverted from the criminal justice process for a year and, if they keep their nose clean, do community service, or whatever the judge orders, their arrest record is erased and they can continue with their lives. And it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: there are no second servings.

I have absolutely no sympathy for Marzullo's politics, and his stance on gun confiscation is particularly galling, but that doesn't mean I can't feel for him as a person, and wish him well. His actions that day don't seem to be part of a pattern of behavior, like those of a certain Hollywood predator, for instance, but rather some sort of weird, out of character acting-out. I don't know what's going on with his life right now, but I hope it works out. God bless, Drew.