The failed prosecution of an alleged Somali pirate — and the fact that that failure could leave him living freely, and permanently, inside U.S. borders — is highlighting anew the risks of trying terror suspects in American courts.
He was using two canes, one hidden behind me, but he is down to one now, and soon he will get running legs! Not having a knee is really, really, REALLY (REALLY!) hard, and his determination and resilience are amazing!
My husband Jeremy’s devastating, senseless, and preventable injuries (see story here) are a testimony to why the offender’s actions should be punished. This is not just a matter of fairness – it is a test of the integrity of our judicial system.
Jeremy is a pretty private guy, so going public with our story is uncomfortable but socially responsible. It is our civic duty to reach people by opening ourselves up in order to educate the fact that intoxicated driving laws need to be stricter and enforced.
There is a disconnect between punishment for this crime and Jeremy’s lifelong, life-changing injuries.
Let’s be clear, here, that Rhonda Renee Sutton Bryant’s actual guilt and responsibility due to her choices and wrongness of actions are without question. She committed the crimes. She is to blame.