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I want to feel safe
                                                         From Them. 
             The criminals 
                   Who rob us 
                   Who steal from us
                   Who steal cars from us      
                   Who take our children from us
                   Who rape us 
                   Who shoot us
                   Who murder us.
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I want to feel safe
                                                         From Them. 
            The criminals
                    That take bribes
                    That cheat on us
                    That steal our tax dollars 
                    That corrupt our government 
                    That keep us poor
                    That steal money 
                               from shareholders and employees. 
                    That don’t pay taxes
                    That break pensions 
                    That bribe politicians
                    That pollute the air  the water  the land
                    That break laws
                               or change laws they don’t like. 
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I want to feel safe
                                                          From Them.
            The criminals
                     That storm the Constitution
                     That mock justice
                     That are the front line of blind justice 
                               blind rage in their eyes
                     That see with both eyes open
                               see who they want to see
                     That stop and frisk everyone
                               well, not everyone
	             That beat you like a drum
                     Shoot first and ask questions later 
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I want to feel safe
                                                         From Them. 
             The criminals 
                      You know who I mean 
               Arrest them
                       No bail
                       No trial
                       No prison neccessary.
Then, I will feel safe
                                                        From Them. 

Author: Antonio Pedro Ruiz

Antonio Ruiz is an ex-junkie-alcoholic, former seminarian, one-time radio host-producer, past community organizer, continuing to be a media advocate, retired television reporter, ex-commission executive director, once a street vendor of jewelry and gloves, waitron (waiter to you), a former bartender who drank too much on the job, an ex-motorcycle courier who learned to ride a bike just for the job, ex-airport shuttle driver, former Entertainment news director-producer, the best time of my life, one-time live TV events red carpet producer-executive producer, ex-small business consultant, ex-youth media and journalism mentor, and now a college student who also has been married three times (thirds the charm), and just couldn't help living with two other women because well, that's part of my story.

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