Friday, November 21, 2008
It's an Epidemic
I received a phone call from a lady I know that had read the story in the newspaper yesterday. She informed me of another family battling a similar situation. Here is the link to their story. http://www.houstonherald.com/articles/2008/11/21/news/doc4924178ff08f8990709424.txt This family lost 2 kids in their accident and the judge may release the offender after 120 days in prison. I really feel for them. We can so relate to what they are feeling right now. It seems as if this is an epidemic that needs resolved. These are lives snuffed out by someone else's selfish acts. How can a small amount of punishment be considered justice? We have had plans since we became aware of the legal aspects to try and reform the system. We want to make sure other families do not have to suffer the same injustices we have had to. We want an Abby's Law that will make these offenders have to pay for their crimes with no loopholes for them to use to beat the system. We want justice served for the victims. I have been in the process of gathering information for quite some time now, but unfortunately with the other battles we have had going on, that is all I have been able to accomplish. Now after hearing about another family fighting the system too, I am feeling a push to begin tackling the next step. Here is my public promise. After the holidays (since they are kicking my butt right now), I will dive in to the legal aspects of these types of crime and find out what we can do. I will keep everyone informed of my findings and the road blocks I come to. I have a feeling this may be an even longer process than what we have been through so far, but we will have justice for our little girl.