The Uphill Slide

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04/26/2017
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Righteous Justice?

Years never expressing an opinion of the death penalty. “Thou shalt not kill” I was taught though that seemed incongruous with “An eye for an eye”. The death penalty was legal and then it wasn’t and then it was. The … Continue reading

01/13/2017
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Juries

I’ve often wondered what went on in the jury room at Jacob’s trial. The decision on the five charges was split finding him not guilty of the most serious charges and guilty on three. It was anti-climatic as the not … Continue reading

11/10/2016
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Denial Polygraphs

I try to understand the procedures of this justice system with sex offenders. At some point as an offender, you may find yourself subjected to a denial polygraph which legal minds have suggested you will probably fail, not because of … Continue reading

06/09/2016
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Friendship

What are you willing to do for your friends? That thought popped up after the friend request on Facebook from an apparent friend of my ex-daughter-in-law’s. A person asked me when I told her about the request, “Did she send … Continue reading

04/20/2016
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Hate Rears Its Ugly Head Today

The title explains my day’s beginning. A phone call engulfs me in the flames of hate: I spit out words of venom and vengeance upon the heads and souls and lives of people who have brought us to this moment even … Continue reading