By T. Better Baldwin
April 20, 2015 was just another manic Monday for Lady Justice. Until there is proper distinction between visual impairment and the opaqueness of a blindfold, her fair beauty will only be in the eye of the beholder. Allow me to explain.
This Patriot’s Day was a symbol of united pride for freedom and justice as the second Boston Marathon since the bombing took place less than two weeks after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all charges. Under other clouds, stoners reveled in their self-proclaimed holiday as marijuana laws are being decriminalized nationwide. It was a good day and the system seems to be working… at least for some.
I woke up to news of a White House fence jumper being arrested. This incident being one of many security breaches since President Obama took residence. Perhaps it is fair to say U.S. Capitol police have adopted more lenient arrest tactics since they killed Miriam Carey after she crashed into a security checkpoint. Luckily there was no friendly fire when two high ranking Secret Service agents committed a similar offense while driving drunk.
The day also began with news that Freddie Gray had died in the custody of Baltimore Police. From the reason of arrest to the cause of death, all the details leave you with more questions than answers. While Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was doing her best to hold her police force accountable; Tyrus Byrd, the newly-elected Mayor of the small town Parma, MO started her week dealing with the resignation of five out of six of her police force and three city officials.
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