Razor case going federal

No doubt many worried women are secretly snickering at the visualization of the serial rapist having his spheroids severed by the razor wire [Cover story, "Slashed: Presley's razor wire claims collateral damage," December 9, 2004], but do not underestimate Judge Bob Downer, who is a good judge and was an outstanding attorney.

Judge Downer knows perfectly well what a barricade is, but by dismissing Commonwealth's Attorney Ron Huber's small case and thus closing the door in the City General District Court, Judge Downer redirected attention to (for those who have eyes to see) the core issues.

He is leaving the door open for a stronger case to be filed in the Federal Court, which is where this case should have gone in the first place.

Elizabeth Petofi