“We’re as mad as hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore!!!”

Jeff DeGraff, Ph. D. for Psychology Today writes, ‘“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore’ declared the longtime news anchor Howard Beale in the 1975 film classic ‘Network.’  In the picture [movie], people everywhere toss open their windows and repeat the catchphrase with a barbaric yell.  Sadly, Howard Beale, symbolic spokesman for the hoi polloi [the common people], comes to realize that the system co-opts both social and economic power to its own advantage. The movie is a parable about how all of our screaming really changes very little and in the act we often lose our voice.”

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Fast forward to the year 2020.

According to Danielle Wallace of Fox News. “Texas police union voices outrage after recently released career criminal fatally stabs grandma, 80, in broad daylight.”

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“A Texas career criminal who was recently released from jail despite being arrested nearly 70 times is accused of fatally stabbing an 80-year-old woman out shopping Saturday, police said.”

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“The suspect, 38-year-old Randy Roszell Lewis, was shot and killed by a responding officer who was flagged down by witnesses at the scene. Police said the man was armed with the 6-inch blade.”

Thank God.

Thank God they killed this guy!

Thank God they killed this guy, or he probably would have been released again and killed someone else’s mother or grandmother!

What the hell is going on in this country?!

“The incident sparked outrage from the Houston Police Officers’ Union, which blamed the ‘total failure’ of criminal justice reform for his release weeks earlier — without paying bail.”

Being “outraged” is all well and good, and certainly justified…, but when are we going to move past being outraged and start demanding that people be held accountable for these all too often tragedies we see more and more of these days?

“Lewis allegedly stabbed 80-year-old Rosalie Cook in the chest as she returned to her car after shopping inside a Walgreens in Houston. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.”

“Her son, Chuck Cook, said his mother was a ‘perfect’ grandma to six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.”

‘“Nobody should have to go through this, an 80-year-old woman, disabled, who had to walk with a cane,’ Cook said.”

That’s exactly right, Mr. Cook.  This horrendous crime was completely avoidable, if not for a broken justice system and incompetent judges.

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As American citizens, one of the most basic things we expect from our government is protection from individuals who refuse act in a civilized manner in our society.

We expect law enforcement to apprehend these offenders…, we expect the government to effectively prosecute these individuals, and we expect the judicial system to sentence those found guilty commensurate with their crime.

If for some reason the government fails at this, or balks at its responsibility, then we will start to see a breakdown in our society, and people will begin to take the law into their own hands…, and who could blame them?

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“Police said officers were already in the area after receiving calls around 10:15 a.m. about a man matching Lewis’ description demanding money from shoppers at knife point by a nearby grocery store.”

“Two years ago, Lewis was charged with assaulting a public servant — breaking the person’s nose — while being transferred to county jail, KHOU reported.”

“In all, he had been arrested 67 times and has faced dozens of charges throughout his life, including assault, theft, trespassing, the possession of marijuana and burglary of a vehicle, the Houston Police Officers’ Union said.”

He’s been arrested 67 times and has faced dozens of charges.

‘“Randy Lewis should never have been free. Now an innocent woman has been murdered. Everyone deserves better. This is absolutely shameful,’ the Houston Police Officers’ Union tweeted Monday, sharing his public record.”

Exactly.  “Randy Lewis should never have been free.”

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And it is “absolutely shameful” this poor woman was murdered.

But you know what’s more shameful?  The fact that no one is going to have to answer for her death beyond Randy Lewis.

Sure, Randy Lewis committed the murder…, but he had numerous accomplices in the justice system and government who will never face the music for their parts in this crime.

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‘“The defendant had a history of mental illness and he should have been kept off the streets. He recently absconded from the personal-care facility where the judge ordered he live instead of being held in jail,’ the Houston District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.”

“The judge had not issued a warrant for his arrest even when he had absconded, so police did not even know to look for him and unfortunately this tragedy occurred before he could be returned to court.”

‘“Where’s the outrage when our cops are putting their lives on the line arresting the same person time and again who’s got a violent history,’ Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told KHOU.”

True…, but at least the police know they’re putting their lives on the line in the line of duty.  These judges are putting the lives of the rest of us on the line by their irresponsible actions, and we have no reason to expect this kind of malpractice.

“He said the department would review body camera and security footage of the incident. He added the officer who shot Lewis was a nine-year veteran of the force.”

Yes…, they should review the footage to determine how big of a medal he should get!

This officer did everyone a favor by putting an end to this walking piece of garbage.

 

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What duty does our judicial system have to us?

It is my belief that the judicial system is there to protect law abiding citizens from other people who choose to not obey the law or are a threat to law abiding citizens.

That my friends is job one.

There are other things we expect from our judges, but they are all secondary to job one.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at a recent case from the great state of Ohio.

According to David Aaro of Fox News, “An Ohio man with 36 driving suspensions and more than a dozen charges of operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) has been indicted in the death of his wife following a car crash in October.”

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So let’s be clear here.

This man’s license had been suspended 36 times, and he had “more than a dozen charges of operating a vehicle while impaired.”

36 times!!!

And what does “more than a dozen” mean?  Don’t we actually know the exact number?

Is it 15 times?

20 times?

25 times?

What?

Saying “more than a dozen” seems to imply they don’t want to “pile on” here for some reason.

By all means…, let’s not embarrass this poor guy!

“Robert Ellis, 53, was driving eastbound on Alkire Road in Prairie Township on Oct. 16 just before 5 p.m. when he rounded a curve and struck a utility pole.”

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“His license was suspended at the time of the crash.”

Oh really…, that’s odd.

It would be more interesting to know the last time his driver’s license wasn’t suspended!

“His wife, Dawn Ellis, 51, was in the passenger seat and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he had a blood-alcohol level of .185, more than double the legal limit during the time of the fatal crash, according to Fox 8. Neither person was wearing a seat belt.”

All I have to say is, “Thank God it was his wife and not my wife or your wife or someone else’s wife.”

‘“This is criminal behavior,’ Franklin County Sheriff Office Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert told Fox News. ‘The only way you’re going to stop him from getting behind the wheel is to incarcerate him. He’s a constant menace to the motoring public.’”

Ya think?

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I would have thought a push to incarcerate this guy for a long period of time might have crossed someone’s mind quite a while ago.

Maybe like 25 suspensions ago.

It sounds ridiculous just making that statement.

“Gilbert added the most recent crash was his 16th time being charged with OVI, with two other charges being reduced to reckless operation. Ellis has been in an out of the jail system more than a dozen times, he added.  His various charges throughout the years include eight counts of domestic violence, stalking, disorderly conduct, petty theft, breaking and entering, assault and felony drug abuse.”

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Oooooooh myyyyyyyyyy God!

Are you kidding me?!

So on top of the 36 driver’s license suspensions and the 16 or so times of driving under the influence, this guy was found guilty of “eight counts of domestic violence, stalking, disorderly conduct, petty theft, breaking and entering, assault and felony drug abuse.”

And this is only the stuff he was caught doing!

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How much other stuff did he do where he didn’t get caught?

Can we all just agree that this guy needs to be terminated?

‘“While investigating this fatal traffic crash it was very clear to investigators that Mr. Ellis is one of the worst habitual repeat offenders of drunk driving we have seen,’ the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. ‘He has no regard for human life.’”

Now that, I would say, is the understatement of the year!

How many other cases are there that are similar, or even worse, than this one?

Is this how law abiding citizens deserve to be protected?

This kind of case just tells me we are all luckier than hell we don’t get killed every time we leave our homes.

And that is thanks to our inadequate laws and inept judges.

In “The Peoples’ Court, our judicial system is judged to be failing…, miserably.

 

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