Just after interviewing Nurse Patricia, Talley.TV, Bob Constantine (aka Weeda Claus) and Anton Lee of Shire Photography met with her mother, Rita Richards. In this episode of Talley TV, Mrs. Richards shares the letter she wrote and sent to the Judge in the State vs Patricia Smith trial. Disappointed, she believes that the judge has never even read it.
Mrs. Richards provides an interesting perspective because she was a “corrections” officer for the State of New Hampshire for 15 years. She admits that while she was doing her job, many of the people in the cages she oversaw were there for victimless drug-related crimes. When asked how this made her feel knowing that her daughter faces the same punishment for harming no one, Rita admitted that she felt confused.
Mrs. Richards also provides insight into the type of person Nurse Patricia is: a good person who hasn’t harmed anyone. The same can not be said of the cops that raided Nurse Patricia’s home, stealing her money and property, or the prosecutor and judge who will ensure that a peaceful person remains a hostage of the State for years as part of their ongoing war on people who use drugs. Drugs like marijuana but not liquor which the State of New Hampshire sells exclusively at a rate of $500 million a year.