It's a good thing I never became a judge, because if I had, Stewart Parnell, president of Peanut Corp. of America would have been in jail by now.
The public evidence is overwhelming_ He showed blatant disregard for the safety of millions of Americans, including children. He allowed contaminated peanut products to end up in our food supply.
People have died here! Where is the outrage??!! Stop the hearings, and send this guy and people like him to jail! Just this afternoon, medical examiners confirmed another salmonella-related death in Ohio, which brings the death toll up to nine people that have fallen victim to this profit-mongering filth.
Earlier today, e-mails were released as evidence where Parnell was quoted as saying he wanted to "turn the raw peanuts on our floor into money." And this man had the audacity to respectfully decline to answer questions at his hearing on the advice of his counsel.
I believe in due process, but I also believe that there are certain circumstances that call for more immediate action.
I have three beautiful children, all school-aged, and one of them had to come home from school today because he was nauseous. Yes, this is probably your run-of-the-mill flu virus, but for a fleeting moment, I actually thought to myself, "I hope he didn't contract salmonella."
When anyone or anything threatens the welfare of our children, due process must change and you should be guilty until proven innocent.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF RECALLED PEANUT PRODUCTS. (You can also find the list on our Health home page next to the most up-to-date salmonella story in headlines)