Death is an absolute-it isn’t subject to degrees, the physical finality of it is obvious,
and the reason why the taking of Annie Mae’s life must be an affront to all indigenous
This isn’t about whose side a person is on, personalities, “loyalties”, codes of
silence, or the alleged raw deal convicted person(s) are getting or bogus organizations
claiming to represent the nations.
It is singularly about a group of individuals making a decision to murder a woman
for some perceived gain, a selfish act of self preservation that was entirely without
merit or foundation.
The question all should being asking themselves is if it were their mother, their sister,
their cousin, aunt, or grandmother would their position be the same as the one they hold
Would they want answers, justice, and closure? If so would they make any exceptions
for anyone or anything in the pursuit of these things?
Justice in the murder of Annie Mae must have the same degree of finality to it that death
does, and like death it can not be a respecter of persons that any would escape it.
We’re not talking about Jean Valjean here-we’re talking about cold blooded criminals
who have not been held to account and have spent the last several decades thumbing their
nose at all of us and laughing on the way to the bank.
Maybe you’re alright with that but I’m not.