Archive for August 29th, 2009

I am quoting a recent news where the life of a minor has been taken for granted by all  those who are appointed to protect and keep law and order.
What is the purpose of law? Law is our only gift as a nation or family so every person may celebrate life, cherish each other and let it pass on coming generations as well. Each of us has pledged to keep it for the common good. If we break the golden rule we are letting in chaos and lawlessness. What evil we have let by our silence may sooner or later visit us. So law we uphold for ourselves and for all. Law is not in itself anything but given its sacredness in the hearts and minds of those who exercise it. If one can escape from one’s obligations by some loopholes cited by one’s attorney law has become a parody of itself. Law is not soiled by single instance but is dragged through mud  day in day out. Look at the gun culture in the US. The citizen have the right to bear arms that may have had some relevance at the time of founding of a new nation. In course of time Indians have been blasted away along with bison , their livelihood. Those who are ever vigilant of protecting their right have now let children take fire arms to school. We see so young as five committing sins for their fathers. They merely exercised the right of their fathers. Such a disaster is not visited upon the innocents over night but on account of  law gone off the rails long before. Sacredness of law is no longer in our hearts and is invested instead with a battery of legal luminaries whose fees are as inscrutable as their interpretation of the articles of law.
A child molester is allowed to live in the hot spots near schools and play  areas  and those who see him think the law knows best and keeps tabs on him as in the case of the abductor of Jaycee.
This is the same law that looks at one who ‘is suspicious looking’ (in all probability his color is wrong and poor) and draws his gun to send him to kingdom come. Remember the hapless Brazilean electrician who, in London two years ago, was shot many times over in the head after being trussed up like turkey because he was suspected to be a terrorist. Law has been debased all around we see only its horrid exercise deprived of all sense, and as an example I look at those death row inmates whom  if the law could, fry sooner than determine if they are guilty or not.
The following reports by AP writers makes a sad reading.
By LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press Writers Lisa Leff And Terry Collins, Associated Press Writers 28 mins ago

ANTIOCH, Calif. – Jaycee Lee Dugard has been subjected to what police say was nearly a lifetime of torment in a backyard compound set up by a religious zealot with a rap sheet dating to the 1970s. Prosecutors say she was raped and had two children by her captor, who hid her from the outside world.

But it became increasingly clear Friday that this 18-year nightmare did not have to be for Dugard, with new details surfacing that authorities blew numerous chances to catch her alleged captor.

Neighbors complained to law enforcement that a psychotic sex addict was in their midst, alarmed that Phillip Garrido was housing young girls in backyard tents. A deputy showed up to investigate, but never went beyond the front porch.

Probation officers showed up at the home, too, but had no inkling that his back yard was actually a labyrinth of tents, sheds and buildings that were Dugard’s prison. They did not even know he had children on the premises.

Garrido also wore a GPS-linked ankle bracelet that tracked his every movement, the result of his sex-crime convictions that sent him away to Leavenworth for a 50-year stint, only to get paroled after 10 years.



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