I first blogged about Richard Paey in in April, 2004. This was when Jeb Bush and other Florida cronies and mobsters first locked up a wheelchair-bound father suffering from multiple sclerosis for a 25-year sentence for the "crime" of medicating himself with painkillers. I posted again near the end of 2006 when the applicable District Court of Appeals implicated itself in perpetuating the crime against Paey.
I don’t know anything about Florida’s current governor, Charlie Crist, but at least, finally, someone has gone and done the right thing.
It should have never happened, it’s 3 1/2 years late, and it’s an absolute shame and disgrace that it did happen at all — one of the many things that makes me embarrassed and utterly unenthusiastic in being called an "American." This sort of thing is far worse even than the drug raids where innocent people get harmed and killed. That’s bad enough, but at the very least, that outcome is not explicitly intended. This was a brutal and premeditated evil conspiracy and I would be glad to know the names of every person involved directly in it, so that I may have future days to celebrate once they become worm food, or, hopefully, worse.
There’s a lot I can tolerate, but this zealous prosecutorial system we have, which, for the sake of prestige and promotion goes after people and businesses who haven’t harmed anyone, is the worst thing about America. There is no other place in the world that goes after their finest or most infirm, like we do: under the pretense of "justice." Frankly, I’d rather it be done in secret, like the commies do, or in a kangaroo court. Of course, "kangaroo court" is a matter of perspective. The average American can recognize it elsewhere. He just doesn’t recognize it here.