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Clemens trial a case of government waste

Roger Clemens, center, left the federal courthouse in Washington last week with attorney Rusty Hardin after a judge declared a mistrial in the former Red Sox star’s perjury trial. Roger Clemens, center, left the federal courthouse in Washington last week with attorney Rusty Hardin after a judge declared a mistrial in the former Red Sox star’s perjury trial. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
July 19, 2011

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THANK HEAVENS the Roger Clemens perjury case was declared a mistrial (Page A1, July 15). Let this case go! To think that the government reportedly has spent more than $10 million on this case. How many jobs would $10 million create? What about programs to educate our kids about the dangers of steroids and other drugs? Or providing food and housing for citizens who need it?

It’s time for the government to rethink its priorities, and spend our tax dollars on things that really matter. Let the sports industry take care of its own matters - it can more readily afford it.

Julia Carlson, Cambridge