Surely I don’t have to wear the label of “racism” to believe justice has gone awry!

Compare two “accidental” deaths by men who “didn’t intend to.”

1.  “Jury recommends two life sentences for man who killed two Oklahoma sisters in drunk driving crash”

2.  “Defendant in Kate Steinle shooting case sentenced to time served”

January Prompt “justice” by Barb



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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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15 Responses to JUSTICE GONE AWRY

  1. Laura says:

    Sometimes nothing makes sense…. 😢

    • oneta hayes says:

      You’re right. I guess we expect too much to believe “man” can make such things right. After all even an “eye for an eye” application can’t wipe away the fact that one “life” was innocent and the “life” was guilty. Thanks, Laura.

  2. Debbie L says:

    Where’s the sad crying 😢 face instead of “like” for this post. My heart aches for all the families who lose a loved one in such senseless acts.

    • oneta hayes says:

      So true. The family of the girls who were killed were “relieved” at the harsh sentence, but no matter the sentence the girls are not restored to them. Makes me understand the freedom that comes with forgiveness. In both cases, that is an important step toward peace. A “life” for a “life” principle is not justice because it is a guilty life for an innocent life. Some people walk through might tough times. I glad to know Jesus will walk with me. I hope they have that knowledge also.

  3. this whole thing is terrible—the loss of life in both cases it tragic…but you are so right—we have overkill or maybe the right measure, and then we have nothing…as in no measure…
    It just all makes me mad and sad…​

    • oneta hayes says:

      As I said to Laura (top) even “life” for “life” is not justice, because it is a guilty life for a innocent life. Not just. Come to think of it, I guess that is why Jesus had to die. He gave an innocent life for a guilty life, whereby we can be just(ified). That just slide right through my fingers onto this paper. Might be noteworthy. 😀

  4. Faye says:

    Sadly this trend is worldwide. I pray I’m not racist I see equality and equal opportunities for ALL PEOPLE but sometimes justice does seem to work in strange ways. I still think of the agony of the man whose wife and child were killed on a pedestrian crossing. ‘accidental’ lack of concentration as the penalty and time served was handed down. Yet man who reversed into his wife who ran behind the car got three years for dangerous driving.??? You cause us to think. Thank you.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I think too many judges think they know best no matter what the law says, but on the other hand I do like judges who can think out of the box to help in some situations. For such things one must have Godly wisdom. I noticed in my study and teaching of the Minor Prophets, they called out against unjust judges a lot! So I guess nothing new under the sun.

  5. I have hope. Jesus will serve justice, one day. Until then, we morn the death of the innocents.

    Be blessed. God is God and in control.

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