Editor: The reporting of the passing of Janet Reno has omitted a rather disturbing part of her career, specifically that part of her career that engineered false convictions during the daycare hysteria of the 1980s. In the ’80s, throughout the country overzealous prosecutors were prosecuting innocent parents and daycare workers on the most meager of evidence. One of the more troubling cases involving Janet Reno was that of Bobby Finje; Janet Reno should not be praised.
The media seems to be white-washing that part of her career. Unfortunately, in Loudoun County the same tactics are used. Lessons were learned in the ’80s but evidently not by Loudoun County Child Protective Services or the County Attorney’s Office. Just like Reno in the ’80s, today Loudoun uses very dubious and questionable “expert” witnesses.
Scott Nalley, Ashburn