Luke Easter

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Woman given 18 years for reporting her rape & George Zimmerman? Poem by Luke Easter


Marte Deborah Dalelv from Norway was given 18 months in jail,
In the UAE while speaking to authorities her rape she would tell,
Yet, because there was not four males who viewed the alleged act,
Her account of the incident was deemed a lie & therefore not fact.

George Zimmerman’s, “Not Guilty” verdict is a gross miscarriage?
Court system in Dubai convicted her of, “sex outside of marriage, ”
Islamic-influenced legal codes in this cosmopolitan city of Dubai,
Can you imagine not 1,2 or 3 but 4 witness & they must be guys?

United Arab Emirates, where construction is a never ending way,
Well no wonder look at the gas prices in America we have to pay,
So, as their justice is not Democratic justice what can we expect?
As America is divided over what some consider an act of neglect.

In this country although it’s not perfect we have a system in place,
That gives Defendant’s an equal opportunity and accusers to face,
Each other more often than not on equal ground in a court of law,
In this Muslim paradise it‘s only for men. And women? Not at all.

Islamic traditions in place are like the Old Testament, a way of life,
Where women are considered & treated like property, not as a wife,
In the George Zimmerman trial our legal system was tainted by race,
And there are still some who want it characterized just like that place.

True justice is the process although not always seen in the conclusion,
With disagreements in the verdict it cannot become an optical illusion,
As protests and rallies are an American right yet it must never become,
A tool to overthrow a judicial system where freedom is, “Priority One.”

The likes of Jesse Jackson’s and Al Sharpton’s will use fear to ignite,
By pouring gasoline on a system that is wrong far less than it is right,
But this woman was convicted of wrong doing for reporting a crime,
Yet in this country we have a fair trial before sentencing & doing time.

I know, I know, innocent people are incarcerated and guilty walk free,
However, that percentage is not all that high even if you do not agree,
Until someone comes along with a fool proof system, proven by fact,
We cannot allow racism to guide us along the wrong side of the tracks.

We shouldn't follow Civil Rights leaders whose main agenda is their Rights,
Inflaming an already volatile situation propelling them to greater heights,
Trayvon is one, where thousands are innocent homicide victims very year,
Fact that Jackson & Sharpton are being selective, that is something to fear.

Update: On Monday 7/22, due to intense media coverage justice prevails,
For Norweigian citizen Marte Deborah Dalelv, she'll spend no time in jail,
And if you think that it was outrageous for her to be convicted of a crime,
Equally obnoxious is the killer(s) of LaVena Johnson have done no time.

Submitted: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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