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September 2014

Think About It!

The death penalty is a morbid exercise in political power which has outlived any useful purpose in terms of deterrence. Like the Wizard of Oz, it is masked behind the curtains of justice, subject to the whims of the loudest voices demanding action. Yet we…

STARS

This morning I got up before daybreak and sat outside watching as first light started to appear over the mountains to the East. Before that moment I had an opportunity to observe a star shining brightly in the darkened skies above. With the appearance of…

A PHONE CALL

A mother’s anguished call for help brought a detailed description of her family’s struggle with the criminal justice system. She spoke of her 22 year old son who is currently in jail and an older brother who was beaten by the local police because of…