The Thing Nobody Cares About

The Thing Nobody Cares About

Let them rot; what do we care?

You kill someone, you get time in prison. You smoke some weed, you get time in prison. Is there a difference in the prisons?

Yes, technically there is. Prison levels vary but the reign of control in each prison doesn't. Ever read Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King? This is kind of like that.

You see, the warden has complete control over these prisoners. Oh but wait, isn't the government watching over them? That's what I'd wish to believe but unfortunately I cannot join my fellow blissfully ignorant citizens.

Prisoners are at the mercy of both other prisoners that run the place and officials that the run the place.

Murder and rape outside of prison? Terrible. Murder and rape inside of prison? Irrelevant.

Does committing a crime deprive you of basic human rights? Yes, trial by jury and access to lawyers are granted by just how viable is that. A trial that takes months, sometimes even years, to occur while one rots in prison without being confirmed guilty (so much for innocent until proven guilty, right?) and a pathetic lawyer getting through the job to get the paycheck at the end of the day.

Once the public is satisfied by the human rights seen obviously, they ignore the prisoners state after being confined and the basic rights deprived of them then. They're just criminals, I guess.

Why does nothing change? Nobody cares about these prisoners. And who is going to believe a convict that's done wrong when they testify of the horrors in prison?

Might as well just forget about them, like the rest of America and our government. Our president is too busy tweeting about himself anyway.

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If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

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6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

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If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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