Get away with murder
I had tears in my eyes as I read the letter.
He has lost his freedom. Sitting next to the river. Watching out over a mountain. Hearing the waves break on the beach.
He has lost his twin daughters. He has lost everything. Not his life.
He didn’t murder anyone. He didn’t rape anyone. He didn’t abuse or high-jack.
He evaded tax. He stole from the state. He changed his books so that he didn’t have to pay tax. He had a small business, so we aren’t talking millions here either.
Was it wrong? HELL YES! Was it bad enough for him to sit 15 years? FIFTEEN YEARS!? I don’t know about that.
In another jail sits another man. A murderer. He took someone’s life. Something he could never repay. By murdering another human, not only did he murder and destroy so many lives but he too stole from the state since the victim would most probably have been a tax payer.
He got 5 years. FIVE.
How is that right? How is that fair?