Category Archives: justice

God will violate your religious views…

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Sooner or later God will violate your religious views. He will remind you how much more important it is to care for the poor, to pray for your enemies, and to make disciples. When he does, be prepared to let go of your man-made cultural Christianity, and follow where He leads. ~ Unka Glen

Most important read for Americans this year…

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Friends, one of the most important books I’ve read in years: The Divide by Matt Taibbi.  I highly recommend it.  If you read nothing else, the introduction to the book alone is worth the price of the book. This ambitious book documents America’s unequal administration of justice to rich and poor. Some quotes from the book: “Obsessed with success and… Read more »

Inmates aren’t humans, they’re criminals…

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http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2014/5/27/whistleblower-arizonainmatesaredyingfrominadequatehealthcare.html The article exposes examples of neglect and abuse that have taken place in Arizona’s prison system. Please read the article. What follows are my thoughts, written just after reading it myself. Absolutely disgusting… makes me sick. That’s how easy it is to neglect prisoners. Society really doesn’t care that much… and those that run the prison system know it…. Read more »

Buying testimony to win cases…

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http://m.ocregister.com/articles/cuevas-643108-paredes-informants.html This article details how Police and Prosecutors paid over $70,000 each to two men inside jail in order for them to “snitch” (give information against other prisoners) so that the prosecutors could have enough evidence to get convictions. Does this seem right to you?  “Here, we’ll pay you and give you all this special treatment if you get certain… Read more »

Response of first resort…

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Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty. These problems often are veiled by being conveniently grouped together under the category “crime” and by the automatic attribution of criminal behavior to people of color. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only… Read more »

Yet ANOTHER wrongful conviction…

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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-michael-hanline-murder-release-20141119-story.html#page=1 – case includes Prosecutors withholding evidence from the defense.      “Several sealed police reports also were uncovered. The reports cast doubt on testimony by Hanline’s then-girlfriend, Mary Bischoff, who was granted immunity and was a key witness during the trial. The police reports could have been used to diminish Bischoff’s credibility, or suggest that Hanline could have been framed… Read more »

Until you climb into his skin…

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Have we, as Christians, lost sight of even the most simple values we learned in the classics taught in every classroom around America? Don’t like the source because it isn’t from the Bible?  Here’s how God incarnate said it: “He who is without sin cast the first stone.”

Never stand begging…

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Ten Most Influential Books (In My Life)

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1.  The Bible (Anything written here will be an understatement.  The Word of God.  My place of instruction, comfort, guidance, a humbling source of Hope and edification, and a history of the Faith to which I cling, as well as a place I find surprise, wonder, and ominous obligation.)    2.  The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (Certainly… Read more »

Correct your own heart…

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“Correct your own sins Do not lose your temper with those who sin. Do not have a passion for noticing every sin in your neighbor and judging it, as we usually do. Everyone will give an answer for himself before God. Especially, do not look with evil intention on the sins of those older than you, with whom you have… Read more »