The pain of losing a relative is always great. It is doubly so when the perpetrator of the death seems to have a malevolent intent, as is often true in wrongful death. Many people like to respond angrily and violently to their pain by seeking harsh legal action against those who hurt them. This, however, just causes you to be copy the cruel attitude of the perpetrator of the violent crime. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once observed, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Wrongful Death In Jacksonville
How can justice be served to the suspect in the wrongful death, but with a loving attitude? Remember that the culprit probably had some mental and emotional issues. As hard as it can be to see, most individuals have a breaking point where otherwise sane people will do quite horrible things to others.
The goal is to not just punish, but also reform the person who hurt your family. One of the great problems in this nation is the attitude of bitterness that clouds our understanding of reality. People who are brave enough to forgive and help those who hurt their family are rare, and should be commended. Bitterness hurts the people who hold it.
As a place in the American South, Jacksonville has a history of racial injustice. Our goal should be to make Jacksonville a place that other cities look up to as a model for kindness and justice for others.