With the revelation that former Vice President Mike Pence has classified material at his home in Indiana, it appears that current classified-material protection practices by politicos is far from effective (“Pence classified document revelations complicate probes of Biden, Trump,” Web, Jan. 24).

It is time for all astute former or current U.S. government employees who may have “somehow” ended up with classified material in a place the material should not be to step forward and make a clean breast of it.

The government should not prosecute regular employees for a crime for which it will very likely not prosecute political appointees or elected officials.

Bowie, Maryland

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