Hey I don't like to do this but I had to because I had another little breakdown™. Today, a mean and horrible woman said this to me because I criticized the police system. My father was part of that system. My father has been in and out of prison multiple times, has been harassed by police officers multiple times, and was very much a part of that system. I firmly believe if the prisons did more than just lock him up and throw away the key, he would be alive today. Instead of offering rehabilitation and love, they left him to rot. He had to give up days of food to be able to send my mother letters. He fought tooth and nail to survive. Instead of helping him, they treated him like absolute shit. They pushed him out of those doors and waited patiently for him to be dragged back in.
Despite this, my father did NOTHING to deserve being killed. NOTHING. He was in the passenger seat of a car and was shot. The bullet was meant to just shoot at the car but somehow went through the seat and got my father. His best friend was traumatized in the driver's seat and my father was left for dead. They never found the man who did it.
I've been dealing with shit about my fucking dad for years. I've heard everything from gang member to racial slurs. My father may not have been the best civilian but god damn he was a fantastic father who did everything he could to provide for me, but the shit system we have in place prevented him from staying with me. The police system is built on the backs of people like my father, and I will not be silent while people disrespect his short yet beautiful life.
Go fuck yourself Haven.
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