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As some of you know the woman who was found savagely attacked with her skull crushed and violently raped was my mother. The hate and anger I feel cannot be put into words. However that hate and anger is not only directed at the person who committed this act, it is also directed at the world we all live in and the system that governs us. I have been in a constant non-stop battle with my mother’s mental health and drug abuse since I was a small child. I have done everything a person can do to help someone in her condition in many cases at my own demise. Many people in the community have made attempts to help me help her but society’s system failed us and her. We had a sheriff who was pushing for a strong mental health bill but our community voted it down. This monster who did this to my mother will now be afforded a bed, a roof over his head, meals, medical care (including mental health) and many other basic needs met. If I would have had half of the resources and budget that is now going to keep this person in prison I wouldn’t be writing this today. I know dogs that society gives more consideration to. My situation is not uncommon and way too many of us can relate. I am not posting this for sympathy or attention only to open up some minds and hopefully, we as a society and community can make a better effort into providing better mental health to our fellow human beings. And to also declare our own war on drugs as the people. Fight the battle at your dinner table with your children fight it with your friends and family. Fight it whenever that evil presents itself. That is how we defeat this terrible enemy it starts with our children and in the home and with the people we call friends and neighbors.
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