The district attorney's weave a tangled web, building the story they desire to sell the public, built on some fact and a lot of imagination. Their tale floats into our homes on waves carried through time and space, plastered on our television screens by our media who's very existence thrives on these tales. Captured in the web with the spider, whispering what it wants you to hear, all the while injecting us with their poison of exaggerated charges, twisted facts and even outright lies. Using the fear generated by the media to enrage society and trap their prey. That might just be the problem with this great nation. We get so caught up in the "story", we forget that these "monsters" are actually people. Yep! Flesh and blood and breathing humans like yourself. This is how our media has betrayed us and itself, by blindly accepting the story (the poison) then using it to prey upon our natural fear of what we don't understand, to condemn and cage our fellow man. Don't get me wrong, there are disgusting animals who commit such atrocious acts, they can't be called human. These are rare cases. More often than not the person behind the picture on the news is a normal person caught up in something either brought about by poor choices, bad luck or their own unfortunate circumstances.
The tragedy of it all is the system itself. While the media plays the story of the prosecution, the defense is usually muzzled. Defendants are advised against any statements being made in their defense lest their words be twisted and misconstrued in court. This is something I struggled with throughout my trial period, not able to dispute the claims made against me. I was tortured watching my family suffer and unable to speak out against the allegations. When that monster turns out to be someone we know, maybe even love, we are forced to take stock of what we believe. Who's telling the truth? Our beloved judicial system who upholds the law and justice in our society or the persecuted loved one who tells a different tale? Things that can tear families apart, never even considered by the media or the system that feeds fuel into the media's fire. Wouldn't it be beautiful if, in the name of justice, the D.A. could be held accountable on the same plane as the defendant? Anything they say can, and will, be held against them in a court of law?!?! Jonny