Why is it standard procedure to arrest, cuff, detain, pick your word, the loved ones of someone who has passed away? Every day there is another story about someone wrongfully accused of murdering a close relative, husband, wife, lover, child, etc. Now, in the State of Michigan they have gone too far.
Laura and Lloyd Johnson are the couple at the center of the controversy. Well, Laura is anyway, because Lloyd is dead. Laura was taking care of her ill husband when he passed in their home in Farmington Hills a community inside Oakland Co. Michigan which is a neighbor to Detroit. The police arrested Laura based on their impressions or other groundless reasons. They held her and questioned her; all while she is grieving the loss of her husband and now is being accused of his murder. Could you image finding your spouse dead, calling 911, and then being arrested! Laura has been released, for now; they released her the day of her husband’s funeral, but will she ever recover?
Now, the report is back which clears her of murder; the Oakland Co. Prosecutor wants to charge her anyway and they are looking into her past for crimes they could charge her with because they just can not accept they are wrong! They view this woman as a lesser member of society because she suffers from an illness; another example of patient abuse which goes on everywhere while people turn the other way.
The prosecutor Jessica Cooper needs to stand up and apologize to Laura Johnson. It was the ignorance of those investigating which lead to this horrible injustice. Laura was helping to care for her husband, she was doing those things which she was instructed to do by the medical staff that sent her husband home, and now she is being considered a criminal because she cared for her husband. The sad fact, if this had went to trial Laura most likely would have been convicted of Murder. Our system is broken; it is a guilty until proven innocent system. Until that change is made many innocents will end up behind bars with the violent degenerates of our society.