The show of force, respect and solidarity was truly moving. Thank you to all of the people who attended, watched and paid their respect to Lakewood’s Officer Christopher Matlosz. I was in town yesterday and the day before and it was amazing to see and feel how the community came together to honor someone who truly deserved it. 10,000 police filled Blue Claws Stadium and countless other police personnel, First Responders and civilians gathered outside of Saint Mary of the Lake while family and friends said their final goodbyes to a young man who died needlessly and faultlessly and inhumanely at the hands of someone who should never have been born in the first place.
On the same day as Officer Matlosz’s funeral, there was a new revelation pertaining to his alleged killer. Yesterday, Jahmell Crockam was charged with a second murder and news circulated that he may be connected with a third. Today, Mr. Crockam will again face the Ocean County Prosecutor in Toms River, New Jersey.
Now, I am an American and I do believe in the presumption of innocence and so I will sit back and let the judicial process run its course. We are not terrorists and we do not execute our accused before he has had his day in court; we do not chop off the hands of thieves or rip out the tongues of liars. If there were ever a reason to be proud of our judicial system and not bemoan the process I believe today provides ample evidence. (For the slow ones, here is why – Even when there is exceptional evidence against someone, that person is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America to receive a fair trial meaning that the rights of an innocent man are protected until such time as he is deemed, by a court of law and/or before a jury of his peers, to be guilty.)
That being said…
Once the piece of shit cop killer pig is convicted I see no reason why his balls aren’t ripped from his body and he is then eviscerated, hot coals thrown into his chest cavity and his limbs hacked from his torso using a dull ax. Oh, I forgot. I’m an American and we don’t do things like that because we aren’t animals. Silly me.
In that case, I pray that there is a Heaven and a Hell. Good people who lived their lives honorably and tried to make the world a better place if, in fact, the lights don’t just go out and the soul lives on, deserve to wind up in a peaceful hereafter. Bad people should burn in one of the levels of Hell Dante describes in The Inferno (read it, it’s worth it) and I sincerely hope they do.