While the loss of these three lives in Kaufman County can never be justified, one has to ask WHY? Each is tied to the justice system, therefore one would assume someone believes they have been unjustly treated. Sadly, these could be just more lives lost to the failure known as the War on Drugs!
There are hundreds of lives lost every year to this war. Many are innocent citizens – from the elderly to women, children and infants. Where is the anger and demand for justice for the maiming and wrongful death of these citizens? I invite everyone who believes in “justice for all” to google drugwarvictims and see the sad truth. Then ask yourself how much would you take, and what would you do? Don’t say it couldn’t happen to you because many of these victims are innocent!
Every day across this country, citizens are being victimized and violated in their homes while their loved ones are being terrorized and traumatized with flash bangs and automatic weapons, often with their pets being killed. This failed war is creating an ever-growing group of second class citizens and overloading our justice system – jails, courts and prison – with an overwhelming number of supposed criminals that have no victims or violence in their supposed crimes!
These “second class” citizens are having their families destroyed while being robbed of their property, money, freedom and rights. Their families are forced to spend the rent and food money their families need on bondsmen, lawyers, court, probation and fines. Stripped of any chance at meaningful employment, they turn to the “dark side” to make a meaningful living. This, in turn, just keeps this never-ending cycle going.
Sadly, due to having no way to pay for the justice we are all promised, they are forced to accept unfair plea agreements or be threatened with maximum sentences for demanding their day in court. What kind of anger and feelings of justified retaliation do you think these wrongful actions create?
Our jails and prisons have been manipulated into “people ranching” for profit, going to the highest bidders. Under the guise of this failed policy some supposed public servants believe they have the right to “cavity search” mothers and daughters on the side of the freeway – all in the name of this failed war!
We, the taxpayers, are forced to pay for both sides of this failed policy – from enforcement to incarceration – as well as taking care of the families of those left behind. When is enough, enough?
There has to be a better way. Help us find it!