Yuma, AZ—Today six people connected to a nasty divorce are dead. Apparently a divorce that was adjudicated two years ago did not sit well with one man and he methodically killed those who made his life Hell. I have not and won’t investigate the event other than to say someone was really pissed off. Was he justified to kill everyone? In this case is there was only one opinion that counted, that of the man exacting revenge.
There are the mentally disturbed people that are set off by little transgressions. They over-react and sometimes commit mayhem. There are those that feel justified in violently assaulting or killing others for annoyance or envy.
As a private investigator I have been inside the worst divorces, swindles and abuse of citizens by government officials. I have seen more than one life destroyed by wrongful prosecutions and convictions. I’ve found it to be a monument to our civilization that there aren’t more killings of some really deserving people.
I have tracked many murder victims over the last four decades and found that most of them were rotten people that stepped on the backs of others. We always hear about the stranger on stranger crimes where the victims are truly innocent. But the truth is most people placed under the Medical Examiner’s knife contributed to their fate.
Prosecutor like Mike Nifong of the Duke La Crosse players rape case, put innocent young men and their families through utter Hell and financial devastation. Nifong was a deserving candidate for a violent end because of his vicious persecution. In that case Nifong took a fall because he got caught breaking the law. There are many more Nifongs out there that get away with ruining the lives of innocent people.
People, particularly rogue public officials ruthlessly victimize people every day simply because they can. They feel invincible and protected as they do their evil deeds. The reality is that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Corrupt officials endanger the lives of their fellow officials who treat citizens fairly.
The truth is that when good people are victimized the powerful they simply try and make the best of what they’re dealt. That emboldens tyrants to step up their aggression on their fellow human beings. Sometimes these miscreants get what they deserve, but never often enough.
Perhaps civilization has been too protective of tyrants and those who enjoy inflicting misery on their fellow human beings. I have a motto I live by, “If justice happens it’s usually by accident and for all the wrong reasons.”