Without descending into the depths of a lengthy narrative covering the vast insufficiencies of our social and legal justice systems, allow me to vent out some excess bitterness.
You are alone out there. That’s the bottom line. Nobody will be there to save you from your own stupidity. Likewise, nobody will be there to save you from someone else’s inanity. The mere act of traversing your daily routine places you evenly on a fine line between absolute triumph and utter defeat. Freedom in life is a fragile privilege resting gently on the edge of muted detention. Thus, our reasoning and rationale may fall on the deaf ears of those we employ to save us. All the laws of society are only 50% assured at any given moment, so plan on uncertainty and injustice ahead.
Sorry about the negative rant. My buddy was beaten in the face a couple days ago by some drunken college-age asshole. He was attempting to break up a fight outside of a popular downtown watering hole. The SOB left a large bloody gash across my buddy’s broken nose after he swiftly head-butted him for no reason other than for telling the drunk guy that fighting some other guy was foolish. The cops detained the jerk for about 10 minutes, wiped their hands clean of the mess, and let the guy walk. My buddy received a police department case number, followed up by a phone call the next day. The policeman said that after a thorough investigation, there was no criminal fault made by the other party involved. It was simply a quarrel between two parties that resulted in an injury.
Thorough investigation… my ass! I guess the fact that my buddy never laid a finger on anyone is just an extraneous detail. Oh, and assault and battery must be legal nowadays. I witnessed this injustice firsthand… and it makes me sick to my stomach.