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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 06:50 PM

9. Two weeks ago,

my oldest son was assaulted by a thug in the city where he & his brother live. My older boy, although big and strong as an ox, is gentle, and does not believe in fighting. (Had it been his brother,things would have been very different.) He was merely sitting on his porch, enjoying the nice weather after putting in a day's work.

A city patrolman was across the street, and witnessed the unprovoked attack. But he did nothing. A half an hour later, the thug attacked a 15-year old girl; two cops arrested him for that. The following day, my younger boy took his brother to the police station, to ask the first cop to press charges. The officer simply refused, saying what's the use? The court would just throw it out, because there are so many more pressing crimes to deal with.

The legal system needs a'changing. Had the thug "keyed" my son's car, he would have been arrested, and charged at a higher level of crime than the assault.

My son had a concussion. Although he works about 55-60 hours a week, his employer offers no medical benefits. I believe the health care system needs some more changing, too. But those politicians currently in office aren't going to change either system. Not out of any sense of good will, anyhow. We need to make the changes in elected representatives, before the system will be changed. The Zimmerman case should reinforce that simple truth to all people of good will.

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