“By: George Addison
“Wheels of justice grind slow but grind fine”
Sun Tzu, General, Philosopher
When one thinks of justice in America, they often think about the impartial, fair, and moral treatment of all people. Justice is typically a basic fundamental concept, in most systems of law, and it’s the word that signifies a fair result.
That is exactly what Antwynette Houston is seeking for her eleven-year-old son and herself. The former nursing student, now turned advocate for justice, has been struggling for three years to get a fair result from the City of Louisville, its Mayor, and the Louisville Police Department.
Her assault by a policeman and the subsequent treatment by the justice system left physical, emotional, and financial scars which may never be remedied.
I asked Ms. Houston to describe what took place on that early morning of August 3rd of 2013, she said:
“I live in Louisville Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby. I’ve lived in this city my whole life and have never felt afraid to do anything. On August 3, 2013, all that changed. I was attacked one early morning around 3 a.m. by an off duty LMPD officer. I had just returned from an out-of-town funeral and decided to stop at a gas station for a snack before going home. My son who was nine-years-old at the time was sleeping in the backseat…”