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The Price of Injustice

April 24, 2014

Flashbangs and Fiction

“We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.”       – Lydia Maria Francis Child

What do you think of the quote?  Is this a pessimistic view, or is this a glimpse into a dark side of humanity that we try to ignore?  I believe strongly in justice, but I also believe that justice without equality isn’t really justice.  It’s something entirely different, something ugly.

Two separate incidents come to mind that paint a picture of the disparity that sometimes exists in justice.  Here are the brief stories of two young people – Ethan Couch and Cyntoia Brown.

Ethan Couch was only 16 when he crashed into a group of pedestrians, killing four and seriously injuring two.  The boy had stolen two cases of beer and was speeding at 70 MPH (with passengers) when he hit the pedestrians.  Ethan also tested positive for Valium and…

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  1. Hi, Joseph. Zack makes quite a point here!

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