John Swallow has been accused of wrongdoing. An awful lot of people have responded to that accusation by demanding his resignation, his humiliation and his incarceration.
However, our State and Federal Constitutions both guarantee the right of due process. This is fundamental to who we are and defines our relationship with the State. If John Swallow, as Attorney General, is not given his due process, what guarantee do we have, as citizens, of receiving our own? Because John Swallow is an elected public official and in a postion of public trust, it is that much more important that he be afforded those rights both in court and in our minds.
Every person is guaranteed the status of innocent until proven. . . not thought of, or appearing to be, but proven guilty.
There is a glaring lack of any hard facts outside of the allegations made against John Swallow. If this happened to you, wouldn't you absolutely demand that your accusers provide the facts and give you an opportunity to respond to them? And if you would demand that for yourself, shouldn't we also be willing to afford the Attorney General the same due process?
There is a lot of information the public doesn't have. And we're certain more information will present itself. We've included a timeline with what we believe is the best available information in the hope that this will help you understand how we got to where we are and explain why it is so important that we let the process continue to its fair and just conclusion.