January of 2018 a law was passed that made imprisoning someone for merely crossing the boarder is no longer legal. They had to release everyone they were violating, including Inmate B!! We have to pass laws so judges will stop imprisoning people for ridiculous reasons! Inmate B lost many precious years, but thank God, in whom I trust, it finally came to pass!
(I still laugh when a judge refers to a courtroom as HIS or HER courtroom. Of course I don’t laugh out loud, the judge would probably sentence me to prison I’m sure!! America, America, for thee I plea!)
Surely this is a conflict of interest. I have first hand knowledge of events occurring in the U.S. prison system right now. One of the persons involved has been a family friend for many years, the other, is a distant relative. Distance perhaps, but relative non-the-less.
For the purpose of anonymity, and to protect those involved from retaliation (Which comes in many forms wearing whatever hat suits them that day). I will refer to them as Inmate A, and Inmate B.
Inmate A has a long list of offenses starting back when he was 14 years old. He has spent more time inside jail than he has outside. Inmate A is what people refer to as a violent alcoholic. When he drinks alcoholic he loses his mind almost instantly. Picking fights, vandalizing his belongings, and those of others, howling like an animal into the wee hours of the morning are all typical behaviors of this alcoholic.
When the average Joe would pass out due to over consumption of alcohol, Inmate A does not. He has had several charges levied against him over the years. Everything from Drunk in Public (Requiring multiple stints in diversion programs), violence while intoxicated, resisting arrest, fleeing from a scene, assault on an officer, assault on a patrol car, all the way up to attempted murder. Yes, attempted murder, while intoxicated, of course.
The attempted murder conviction was due to a whirlwind, alcohol and drug fueled affair in which Inmate A had fell in love with a woman. One morning, after a night of making love and drinking heavily, along with multiple drug ingestion’s, this woman Inmate A had fallen in love with, decided it would be a good idea to get something off of her chest. She confessed to him that she was HIV positive. Whether this statement was true or not, nobody knows. But the way Inmate A handled it was witnessed by several people. It was relayed that Inmate A went into an alcohol/drug fueled rage. The woman was barely able to escape the motel room in which they had been staying. She took to her heels and ran down the street to find the nearest bus station. Inmate A jumped in his car and wheeled after her. He espied her on the opposite side of the six lane road he was on. She was walking very fast, on the sidewalk. Inmate A, using his drunk/drugged driving skills, drove his car over the center median, across three lanes of on coming traffic, jumped the curb onto the sidewalk and floored it straight for her. The woman heard all the noise of Inmate A completing his obstacle course and turned around just in time to leap out-of-the-way of his car barreling down on her. She narrowly escaped, thank goodness. Inmate A lost control of the vehicle and careened into the side of a building.
Inmate A was arrested and charged with attempted murder (His vehicle the weapon) and was subsequently sentenced to eight years in prison.
Inmate B was in his late 30’s. He didn’t have a trade, but he found work often. He didn’t mind doing those jobs nobody else wants IE: digging holes, digging trenches, trash pick up, etc. He would do just about anything if it meant a paycheck at the end of the week.
Inmate B spent his time off working on cars, playing darts and hanging out with friends. For a two month period he couldn’t find any work. He couldn’t get public aid, so he turned to selling drugs to get him through this rough period.
One evening Inmate B was with a friend driving down the road when his friend was pulled over for a brake light out. They were stopped by the highway patrol. The driver was released to go, but Inmate B was not. They found a small amount of drugs he had in his pocket and arrested him, less than 1/10th of a gram. Inmate B was charged with possession with intent to sell. Inmate B was sentenced to ten years in state prison! He served every one of those ten years. On his release date he was taken to see the judge. The judge imposed another eight years for disobeying a previous order. In total Inmate B was sentenced 18 years of which he served 12 years (ONLY because a new law forced his release!)
Are you scratching your head yet wondering what the hell? How could Inmate A try to kill someone, with a proven long list of offenses, spend only 4 years in prison, yet Inmate B served 12 YEARS of his life for a drug offense??
The answer is simple.
Inmate A is a US citizen.
Inmate B is a citizen of Mexico that had come to the United States looking for a better life. His previous offense was that he was deported and he returned still hoping to make his dream.
This is OUR justice system. “We the people…” remember that?! This is Injustice in OUR Justice System.
What lesson is this teaching? Attempted murder is okay just don’t cross the border or you’re going down?!
Personally I think it is ridiculous that we are footing the bill for Inmate B to remain in prison, while violent criminals are released due to over-crowding! Do we have anyone, without financial motives, in there managing any of this? Why not? It is ridiculous.
Shame on that judge! Shame on America for allowing such a ridiculous sentence! Inmate B has been in prison for fourteen of the eighteen year sentence and he didn’t even try to hurt anyone! Inmate A tried to kill a woman! He paid four years for it. What in the world is going on here?!
I have personally apologized to Inmate B on behalf of the American people for this outrage!
I have since learned why Inmate B has been sentenced to further years, in which he will serve every last day of. Besides a judge with a chip on his shoulder, illegal aliens command a higher price than American inmates. Nearly double the amount is paid for an illegal alien than what is paid for a U.S. citizen. Why? Who knows! Why is attempted murder a slap on the wrist and crossing the border is a life sentence?! This is just crazy lunacy! And it’s happening everyday. Right now, Inmate B is still in prison. Right now, people are being sentenced to ridiculous prison terms just like this one. Right now, we need to speak up wherever we can to put a stop to it when a ridiculous, wasteful, judgement that imprisons people (people! not Mexicans, not Americans, people!) are passed down. Stop sitting idly by hoping someone else will take care of it. This is our America where Justice For All means something!
(I have to smirk when I hear one of our elected Judges proclaim, “blah, blah, blah, in MY COURTROOM.” When the hell did he/she elect himself judge? That’s OUR courtroom! Bought and paid for by American citizens, that seat doesn’t even belong to you! Sir! Take back our America….We The People!)
I won’t apologize American is not the great nation it once was. People believe we live in the land of the free, bull. We are FAR from Free here in America.
- It’s against the law if I don’t want to wear a seat belt.
- It’s against the law if I don’t want to wear a helmet.
- I have to pay taxes so my government can embezzle money from the Federal and State Budgets.
- I pay taxes so my government can feed people in other countries and let my fellow Americans go hungry.
- It’s against the law if I want to put drugs in my body.
- It was against the law to put the drug of alcohol in my body but that drug is legal now because WE the people caused such an upheavel the powers that be had no choice really.
- Marijuana has proven to be a God send for cancer patience, but it’s against the law so officials are uprooting every plantation they can find.
Free my behind.
Originally posted 2019-12-05 23:43:36.