I am KaliSara, partner to Michael "Stormcrow" and parent of two beautiful children who also drive me crazy... and it IS a short trip. I am also a Pagan (NOT wiccan) witch with Heathen leanings, podcast radio show cohost (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Pagan-Musings), community leader, workshop presenter, poet/writer, and part-time employee (makin' coffee and takin' names). This blog is to provide an educated look at the dark side of Paganism.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Death Penalty for Being a Minority
I'm super tired of hearing about how so-and-so shouldn't have
committed (or been in a position to be suspected of committing) XYZ
crime in order to not have DIED by the hands of police or in the custody
of police. There are only three things to know.
1) XYZ crime is not a capitol offense (that is, a crime that commonly results in a death penalty).
2) If that many police are that terrified for their lives all the time, they need to go into a different career. Seriously.
3) We still live in a country that declares a person INNOCENT until
PROVEN GUILTY in a COURT OF LAW. If a trial didn't happen, that person
was still innocent. I don't care if you have video evidence, a prior rap
sheet, or the Voice of Justice whispering in your ear. INNOCENT until
PROVEN GUILTY in a COURT OF LAW. Period. End of story.