Immigrant parents in the nation capital worked hard to give their kids the best of everything. Mother worked 12 hours and father 16 hours so John and Jimmy could attend the District’s most prestigious St John’s College High School. Even though the family was going on 10 years since taking a vacation yet the parents knew that one day their hard work would pay off.
See, John and Jimmy Justice were inseparable, separated by only 45 seconds; they were brothers just like any other pair and if you saw John or Jimmy you knew the other one was there. They had a close family life, no drama and no fights. Being the mentor that he was, their father would always remind them that “you can do anything sons; you just have to be willing to do what it takes and get it done”.
Both John and Jimmy had high aspirations, to be men of power and respect, but they had very different ideas of what to do next, which is sometimes the case when teenagers are going through identity crises, peer pressure etc. John started scraping pennies and putting money in the bank while Jimmy started gripping semis taking money out the bank. John who was conscious of his family’s hard work to help him reach his dreams remained focused on school, kept his grades in good shape, but Jimmy cut class and started doing work, any kind of job he could take.
John graduated top of his class at St John and earned himself a full scholarship to Princeton, while Jimmy got mixed up with the wrong guys, 4 5′s and long knives. John, who always had an interest in Criminal Justice worked hard and graduated top of his class and got an offer to work for the state. Meanwhile Jimmy is stashing crack in his jaw, selling and pimping women, robbing people and committing all kind of crimes. Eventually, Jimmy graduated to murder, robbing banks and killing cops in his escape.
Many years of hard work payoff and now John is the states prosecutor and his first case to lock away a psychotic murdering cop shooter. Defendant name Justice, first name Jimmy. John said “This was your choice, you’ve forced me,” he was sentenced to life, no parole and he’s gone forever with a guarantee.
Isn’t it funny how one rotten apple can fall from the same tree?