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THE GOOD THE INSANE AND THE UGLY

It took the shooting of four Lake Wood Washington police officers By Maurice Clemmons to finally force media attention  to the overall lack of focused attention on problems with law enforcement and mental health that often leave the criminal justice system frustrated when it comes to protecting society.
Mental health law  needs change; big time change. Clemmons is not a cold-blooded killer. He  was  mentally  ill  but still part of our society. Yes he knew what he was doing when he shot the four Lake Wood police officers, We can’t understand his reason, because Clemmons was mentally ill his emotions were Scrambled. How can we know what he felt except that he was very intent on killing cops so he took a gun and went where he knew cops would be and killed them. Did he have some dark crazy motive. How many times have any of you been angry enough to want to kill?. I have been I didn’t I am not crazy.
Police officers Are for the most part good people but they are just folks, workers like you and me. They are not Gods but they are the face of our society’s  criminal justice system. Did Clemmons Feel that society Had cut him a raw deal?, We will never know. But have you ever felt you have been badly treated by anyone a cop or society, ok the anger went away after you had a drink smoked a J chilled out because you are not nuts Clemmons Was mentally  ill we need to reexamine   how society and our justice system treats mental illness and insure this won’t ever happen again.
In the mean time we need to lose the lynch mob attitude toward the Clemmons family they knew after the mess the cops made of the Aunts home that they had to keep Clemmons out the cops hands if they wanted him to stay ALIVE!.

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