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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Justice IS blind

I'm shaking in a rage right now as I type this. The old saying that Justice is blind has taken on a new meaning. I always knew our court system was broken, but this is outragous.

I don't know how many of my readers are familiar with the attempted murder of Christopher Dewy, a Mahnomen county deputy. Synopsis is that Dewy was on duty, two men shot him. One distracted him while the other shot him twice, once in the abdomen, once in the head. Dewy has since been in critical condition and is still not functional after multiple surgeries.

So now the accomplice of the shooter, the guy who distracted Dewy while the other shot him, just got a plea bargain. Instead of being charged with accomplice to attempted murder or even assault, his plea baragain allows for a charge of "failure to render assistance!!!!" With a maximum jail time of 24 months (and you know he'll never do that much time). This is an outrage not only for Dewy, but to honest citizens and especially Law Enforcement everywhere.

I don't even know what else to say. I can't imagine what those who are close to Dewy are feeling. I feel sick.

You can read the Dewy blog, updated by his wife Emily at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chrisdewey/journal/2

2 comments:

Pilgrim said...

Not to nitpick, but this is actually a case of "seeing" justice, rather than "blind" justice. The prosecutors involved are not blindly following the law as they should, but using their own judgment ("sight") to dispense their opinion of justice.

We see how totally insufficient is the judgment of men for arriving at true justice, and why we must return to being governed by law and not by men. The law is, to borrow some Bible terminology, "no respecter of persons."

I enjoy your blog. Keep it up.

Zeke said...

Thank you Pilgrim, and no, it's not nitpicking. You're right...I think it is called willful ignorance.