Mitrice Richardson, Rest in Peace


My prayers for Ms. Richardson’s spirit and for her family.

Dead over an $89 restaurant bill that her grandmother was willing to pay over the phone.

Why was she arrested and not fined?

Someone wanted to teach her a lesson.  You don’t think so?  Look at the contemptuous treatment her family received after her disappearance.

I only hope that someone from the Sheriff’s Office contacted her family before the press conference.  Having been involved personally in comparable situations, I know this was not a given.

Released in the Malibu Hills in the dead of night without a phone, car or money less than two miles from the sheriff’s station.  I wonder how long it took her to die.  I can’t imagine the spiritual, physical and psychological pain she must have faced at the end.

But someone followed procedure to the letter, CYA’ing.

I wonder how Maia Campbell is.  And all the others …

Join NAMI ( The mentally ill deserve better laws so that these outcomes don’t happen quite so often.



About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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