I was having a conversation with someone who shall remain nameless about a proposal Congress either passed or wants to pass which would give law enforcement $100 million dollars to investigate and prosecute offenders who committed crimes against blacks in the fifties and sixties. You know the ones I mean, where a Ku Klux Klan member or members killed a black man because he looked at him funny or because he (the black man) was working to register voters.
Now, this person with whom I was speaking said that it was just wasting money. Most of the offenders are probably dead or just frail old men (case in point James Ford Seale) and why bother.
Well, speaking of Seale, he was just convicted of killing Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee back in 1964. Isn’t that worth some money? Finally, after more than forty years, Moore’s and Dee’s families can feel that there is justice. The closure alone is worth the money.
Further, a lot of these men convicted have gone on to enjoy nice lives. Children, grandchildren and all that goes with being an elder member of a family. Their victims had no such lives. Why should we let murderers enjoy their remaining years? They didn’t allow their victims any mercy.
Finally, there is no statue of limitations on murder. (Too bad there isn’t on rape, but that’s a different article.) Justice may be blind, but she’s also patient.