Estrada is Guilty. How it feels from here.
September 13, 2007
Here it is, for those who want to read the OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. The Estrada Files: PART ONE. His sentence: a lifetime in the National Penitentiary. Here’s the other Official Documents PART TWO. The rest of what I want to say is strongly influenced by the PR of the Black and White movement. It is honest and forthright. Maybe it’s just me, but there seems to be an aura of tentativeness around the Metro tonight. Somehow, something feels different. Maybe it could be the fact that for the first time in what seems to be a century, someone who went and did wrong things to his country and fellowman is actually going to jail. It may sound normal if you are reading this from say, Denmark, or Dallas, but in this country, we have been programmed to see more innocent men than the guilty ones go to jail. More than once, they get killed. In this country, the more money you steal, the more friends you will have, or the smarter they will think you are. Today, one did not get away. Don’t ask me how or why, but the crook that the people sought out and threw out of office is actually going to jail for a long while. By this time, what happened might actually sink into the dreams of the wicked ones, or for a split second, a presidential crony will be sleepless tonight. What if the people expect more bad guys to be thrown in jail by the authorities? But what if the authorities themselves know that they should be be next in line? Hopefully, a few will for at least once in their sordid lives, the thought that they too can possibly be punished might keep them awake tonight.