I am really disappointed in your newspaper and the way it has tried to discredit District Attorney Frank Parrish and his staff. Mr. James Maxwell, Mr. Parrish’s attorney, hit the nail on the head when he stated the District Attorney’s Office was not acting as an “avenging criminal sword.”
I’ve known Frank Parrish since he first came to Elizabeth City. I have always found him to be responsive and honest in his dealings. He and his staff try to treat everyone in a fair manner. They cannot “avenge” a wrong without sufficient evidence and sufficient evidence is not always available in a court case.
It would be interesting for someone on your staff at The Daily Advance to do a background check on some of those who are calling for the dismissal of Frank Parrish. Oh, Gee! That might call for some real investigative skills. That wouldn’t be half as interesting or sensational as reporting gossip like you usually do.
Frank Parrish and his staff have done a fine job for our community. He and his staff are an asset regardless of how your paper tries to portray them.
MICHAEL A. PRITCHARD