The town of Lima, Ohio uses the instruments of war against its own citizens in a destructive effort to achieve something that exists only in their fantasies â€” a drug-free world. And so, a young mother named Tarika Wilson is shot to death in her own home while holding her 1-year-old son, who is also wounded.
Sergeant Joseph Chavalia, who shot Tarika, is cleared of wrong-doing â€” after all, he was only doing his job. Because he is white and the victim is black, people in the town think it’s a racial issue, so nobody examines what led to the decision to conduct the raid in the first place.
And now the insurance company for the town is settling the lawsuit for $2.5 million, which is a good thing for the Wilson family, but since it’s done without the city’s agreement or admission of fault, the city has no reason to examine what really led to the tragedy, and since the increased insurance premiums will happen over time and not just in Lima, the taxpayers won’t feel the pinch of the $2.5 million and demand investigation.
So a young woman dies a tragic, needless death at the hands of the government as part of a horrible public policy… and no lessons are learned.