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Demand justice for victims, not criminals
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To the editor:

A young mother is dead because of an evil act of a criminal. Where is the outrage? Where is the protest? If the police would have shot this pathetic person at the onset, this beautiful young mother would still be alive. But then we would prosecute the officer for killing this upstanding person. We would have cried discrimination and sent the officer to prison. We could make a statue of the criminal to display in his home town. We could have invited his family to the White House so the president could tell them how sorry he was for their loss. We could protest and cry about how his pathetic life mattered. 

Whatever happened to common sense? Whatever happened to justice for the victims? This whole thing makes me sick to my stomach. A child will grow up without a mother. A young man will live his life without his wife because of this heinous act. And the pathetic part of this story is we will blame everything on everyone but the evil individual that actually caused this tragic event. We have tied the hands of the police where they are afraid to apprehend the criminal for fear of hurting him. Wake up people.

The criminal has to be stopped. Reward the police for their service instead of condemning them when they do their job. The police are human like the rest of us. Treat them like it. Reward them for their effort. Don’t condemn them when they make a mistake while protecting your way of life. The criminal element is trying to take over and they have a leg up on it already. It is time that the law that was made to protect the innocent did just that instead of protecting the criminal. 

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of the young victim and I hope that we as a society demand justice for her.

Bernard Levings

Great Bend