Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Who knew? But more importantly...

It never ceases to astound me when and to what degree a public figure, a 'good ol'boy' if you will, gets off for the most bizarre or criminal behavior, many times without even a slap on the wrist!

Neil Goldschmidt's "affair" with a 14 year old 30 years ago is not only now public knowledge but more shocking than that is how he was protected by inaction of those all aound him. He was protected by is position and public service.

I'm not implying that we throw this old man in solitary confinement until he dies, but what gets me is how extremely opposite the treatment for him than it is for any of us regular, working folks. People are framed, brutalized, humiliated and degraded by crooked law enforcement, DAs and judges [Your Lack-of-Honor?] who are complicit in every phase for the ruining of so many lives!

The law enforcement, CPS, legal system and prison industry has combined and intertwined to become a voracious machine that feeds off of us!

Nearly 1 in 15 in America will serve some jail/prison term in their lives.

We must find a way to restructure and refine our legal [I can't make myself say "justice"] system.