Jeff - the more i hear of your story - the more i believe that it was a miracle that you survived. the same goes for Puffer. and many others - but especially you two because of the links to larger underworld or clandestine involvement.
thankful that you are alive,
How long, LORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?...
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails....