Remove judicial diversion/community supervision and send convicted drug dealers to prison. Thomas Jefferson stated “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.” Wise counsel.

I read with great interest Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann's exposure of former New York Gov. David Paterson’s 2009 law allowing convicted drug dealers judicial diversion/community supervision instead of prison. I think about it and then I think again — drug dealers go scot-free. How disastrous as the result of this law has enabled convicted dealers free rein in our state and community. Incredible.

Beware who we support. Remember, cast your vote for those who have produced instead of those who promise. By their actions they will reveal themselves.

Let us reverse the law former Governor Paterson has inflicted upon us in 2009. This is imperative.

Stand up and be counted.

Lucy Cacciotti