Bullying is a national characteristic in this country, from schoolyards right up to high government and all points between. Most of it goes wholly unnoticed. Been to a doctor lately?
The worst case I heard of was some years ago, an interview with a woman serving life with no parole because she failed to prevent her husband from raping her two young children. His brother held a gun to her head and forced her to watch, while he explained in graphic terms how the kids and she could both be killed should she complain.
She must have complained anyway, and the men got a few years, but she probably died in prison.
I can’t think of a socially acceptable term to describe this kind of thing – it’s by no means unusual – but I can’t think of it as any kind of ‘justice’.
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy