Thursday, September 19, 2013
Most people have been following Pat's case on Facebook. I have not actively posted here on the blog since Pat was formally sentenced February 15, 2011. The battle against the legal system for the past five years has been grueling. On September 6, 2013, we lost another appeal. I am exhausted from the battles during the past five years.
Our next step after losing on the 6th was to proceed to the Nevada State Supreme Court. At some point practicality has to be a deciding factor. Plus my own strength to keep going to fight to save Pat's life.
Pat expressed his desire that I stop; that we accept the situation as it is. That is hard for me to do but I have to honor his request. At this time there will be no further legal action in the case of Joseph Patrick Lamoureux.
I quit. (For now.)
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
- Com-bat Vets deserve a second chance if they become involved in the criminal justice system. As Americans in a modern society, incarcerating Veterans instead of offering in-patient jail diversion programs is barbaric. These brave soldiers were willing to sacrifice their lives in combat - not sacrifice their lives sitting in a jail cell. As Americans, we owe our Veterans more than we are giving them.