Cheap, Worthless “Peace”

Does punishing someone – guilty or not – provide peace? Is peace only to be found through the government’s courts and prisons?

If so, your “peace” is worse than stupid.

There was a murder in the vicinity a couple of years ago. After some astonishingly incompetent bungling by the cops*, and some false starts, they finally arrested the person they claim did it.

Due to various procedural legal things, the trial keeps getting delayed. A sister of the victim was quoted as saying “I guess we’ll never have peace.” She added that her family can only start healing after the trial.

What absolute pathetic garbage.

If your “peace” depends on finding someone, anyone, to punish, I would never want your brand of “peace”.

* The presumed murder weapon, a bloody knife, was found by the dead woman’s family the next day, stuck in the ground at the scene of the crime. After being missed by all the crime scene investigators for over 24 hours. Yeah, “we need cops”.

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Kent McManigal

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