The New Times article in general, and the federal public defenders, emphasize the acquittals which have occurred in Triggerlock cases. It is regrettable, however, that no attempt was made by your staff to let the public know how and when the Triggerlock program has succeeded.
James G. McAdams, III, interim U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida
Editor's note: It is equally regrettable, in our view, that the U.S. Attorney's Office continues to stubbornly maintain a policy of not allowing its prosecutors to speak with reporters, even about cases that have been closed. Indeed, were such a practice abandoned, New Times's investigation of Triggerlock cases might have rendered different results. And rendered McAdams's letter, perhaps, unnecessary.