Bearing Witness to Justice at the PCA Sentencing

September 23, 2015

Audiences at my lectures are often surprised that, after the death of my 16-month-old son, Riley, during the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak, no state or federal agency filed criminal charges against anyone involved in that easily-preventable tragedy.

For the past 22 years since Riley’s death, I viewed the American justice system as being less than what I had learned in school and not reflecting the U.S. Constitution that I swore to uphold and defend while serving in the Navy.

On Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, I saw for myself when Justitia finally opened her eyes to focus…