The Santa Ramona Chronicles

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March 1, 2020

I've always believed in the system. That comes from the way I was raised. I was always taught that America is the best country on Earth because it was the first country to recognize the importance of individual rights and freedoms.

I was drawn to the law because I've always had the greatest respect for our system. I never thought it was perfect, no system could be, but I doubted anyone could do better. Because of this, I was perhaps blinded to any criticisms of our system.

When my reality check came, it was both harsh and brutal. It was just another morning when I was headed across the plaza to the courthouse in order to do my job as District Attorney. On the way there I spotted my cousin, Roisin and her son, Leo talking to an officer I'd never seen before. Both of them looked frightened and confused.

To be honest, I didn't think this man was an actual officer. He looked more like a street thug in an officer's uniform and since not one, but two people I care about have been attacked by pe...

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