You treat them like animals
Our society built
To disregard the lives of citizens
Venerating their killers
Giving imbeciles and abusers
The power over life and death
Freedom and confinement
Praising them as if
They contribute anything to society
A tax break on themselves

Punishing others for lapses in judgment

Never held accountable for their own
Being defended by none but the best
They walk every time
Leaving the downtrodden
Without means
Wondering what words count for
In a land where freedom is subjective